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Gay News issue 325, September 2018 (16)

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Gay Emancipation and Moslim: Be Yourself!

Mr Bear Netherlands 2018, Kenan Sakalli (40), is a special one, as he is also Muslim. His coming out resulted in a family quarrel, after which he received death threats. But he did not let himself be pushed back into the closet and enthusiastically devoted himself to his duties as Mr. Bear. He occasionally speaks at Secret Garden. His motto: being gay means being true to yourself.
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Movisie and COC's Suicide Prevention LGBTI Youth

The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport will make extra funds available to reduce the high number of suicides and suicide attempts. 113 Suicide Prevention will receive EUR 2 million extra in subsidy. It will start a campaign with the Netherlands Centre for Social Development Movisie and COC Netherlands after the summer to combat suicide among LGBTI youths.
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Tab Hunter, Hollywood Heartthrob, Dies at Age Eighty-Six

Last July, 1950s movie star Tab Hunter died three days prior to his eighty-seventh birthday after a cardiac arrest. Despite his age, his partner Allan Glaser, with whom Hunter had been together since 1983, described his death as “sudden and unexpected.”
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PrEP Available for EUR 39 a Month

Agreements between action group PrEPnu and the Amsterdam pharmacist Hans Smit have resulted in a second hefty price reduction for the HIV prevention pill PrEP. The price of generic PrEP has now dropped from EUR 50 to EURO 39.
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Swim and beachwear by Fighetti & Sanwin

Although you might not think so from the name, Fighetti is a genuine Dutch brand name. The men behind this brand of swimwear were inspired by the azure blue Amalfi Coast just south of Naples.
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Rotterdam Pride - Port of Love

Rotterdam Pride will exuberantly celebrating its fifth anniversary from September 27-30 with a diverse, innovative and creative program for everyone!
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Letter from Brussels: Denial

Dear Neighbors to the North, It is forbidden by law to deny that the Holocaust ever happened during the Second World war. And with reason. The denial of very different forms of violence, physical or mental, however, is not penalized. In this case: gay bashing.
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Rotterdam Summer Carnaval

Last July Rotterdam was celebreting the yearly Summer Carnaval.
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First Miss Drag Queen Limburg Contest

Earlier this year the first Miss Drag Queen Limburg election ever took place in Maastricht. In the bar of COC Limburg, Café Rosé, a very diverse audience enjoyed the performances by participating drag queens.
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Welcome Back Amistad Hotel

As one of the last remaining gay (friendly) hotels in Amsterdam for the entire GLBT community and friends, the Amistad Hotel was getting on. It was high time for a facelift, and that is exactly what happened. After a nine-month renovation period, the Amistad Hotel reopened its doors for its first guests just before the Pride.
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Kerkstraat Stage of Second Streetheart Festival

Streetheart, the quirky new GLBTQI festival on the Kerkstaat, returns for its second edition on the second Saturday of September.
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Pride Amsterdam 2018, A Tropical Edition

Never before had it been that warm and dry, this twenty-third edition of Pride Amsterdam. With temperatures above 25ºC and an average of 27.9ºC, we truly can speak of a Tropical Pride. The Friday before, the temperature had risen to 37ºC, but on Saturday, fortunately that was not the case. At night, there had been some rain, which made the temperature drop to a pleasant 25ºC.
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Pride, Freedom, and Amsterdam’s Mayor

Before I met my present partner, I hadn’t bothered to attend the Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade for some years. I’m not very tall, and the past few years the canals were dominated by tall inebriated straight women in pink hats and trendy high heels, who responded with irritated looks when I politely asked if I might move to the front so I could catch a glimpse of the parade.
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Fifth Anniversary Gay Soccer Supporters ADO Den Haag

The Roze Regahs are celebrating their fifth anniversary. The Pink Regahs are the first gay supporters’ association of ADO Den Haag. Soccer and gays don’t mix? Nonsense! After five years, their members are a permanent presence in the Cars Jeans Stadium.
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Amsterdam Pride 2018: Foto report Dam Square

The Open Air stage with amongst other the Closing Party was at one of the most iconic places in town.
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Amsterdam Pride 2018: Foto report

Beautifull weather for a sunny Canal Parade, what more can you wish for!
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