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Pride in Tbilisi... A Fight Instead of a Party, Part 2

Pride Amsterdam Ambassador Hans Verhoeven traveled to Tbilisi (Georgia) to join the first ever Pride March. Earlier, he reported on the first part of his journey. Here's part two.
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Culture, Identity, Turkish and Drag

Hurray! The cultural season has started again. I do love the summer, and I enjoyed it to the fullest. But after these new Dutch heat records and the lazing away with too many beers, I always find “De Uitmarkt” (the opening of the cultural season) very refreshing.
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Jack Amsterdam the New Home of Damage in Amsterdam

After Antwerp, Paris and Frankfurt, “Damage” found a new home at Club Jack Amsterdam. After the successful first edition in August the promoters are already preparing the next rendition on November 9, 2019
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Reporting Four Days of Zwolle Pride

The very first gay demonstration in the Netherlands took place on January 21, 1969 in The Hague and was attended by about one hundred participants. Their goal (an equal legal age of consent for sexual contacts between same-sex persons as for heterosexual contacts) would be achieved two years later.
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Palestinian Authority prohibits all activities by LGBTQ organization Al-Qaws

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has prohibited all meetings of the LGBTQ organization Al-Qaws on the West Bank. This was reported by The Jerusalem Post.
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Pride Alle Kleuren Oost- A Behind the Scenes

It is Wednesday afternoon. Taking shelter from the rain occasionally, I am cycling to the city district Amsterdam East with Ambassador Raymond and his friend, both in leather. When we arrive, we are welcomed by a colourful and vibrant scene.
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Pocket Opera Jevgeni Onjegin: a deadly Duel with passionate Music

Tchaikovsky started his professional life as a civil servant, then went to study music at the St Petersburg Conservatory, and subsequently became a teacher at the same conservatory. By the summer of 1867 he had already written his first piano pieces and had them published.
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No Genetic Difference Between "Gay" and "Straight" People: Curse or Blessing?

Dear Neighbors to the North, "Homosexuality will never be detectable through a blood test," the Flemish media reported in capitals some weeks ago. An international study shows that there are only five places in which homosexuals differ from heterosexuals in their genetic make-up.
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"Gay Gene" does not exist

The gay gene does not exist, but the straight gene does not exist either. Sexuality is diverse and cannot be predicted with a DNA test. This is the outcome of a large international study that investigated the genetic make-up of people who have sex with people of the same sex.
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Leather & Fetish Pride Amsterdam 2019

From October 24 to October 27 the twenty-third edition of Leather & Fetish Pride Amsterdam will be organized. During these four days Amsterdam’s city centre will be the focal point of the leather and fetish community.
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Who Will Be the New Mister Leather Netherlands?

It is time again for Leather Pride Amsterdam in the weekend of October 24-27! It will be a long weekend with various leather and fetish events, such as parties, elections, socials, a leather dinner, leather/fetish runway, as well as the annual leather boat tour.
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A New Age, with New Outfits; the Leather Scene Rejuvenates

"Creative thinking inspires ideas, and ideas inspire change” (Barbara Januszkiewicz). In front of me is Tony de Wilde, brand manager of the Mister B leather shop, who, as a creative thinker, keeps an eye on the latest developments and trends every day.
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Historic Victory for Intergender Rights in India

In Tamil Nadu, the government has issued a Regulation on the basis of which non-essential operations on sex characteristics of babies and children are prohibited, except in the case of a life-threatening situation.
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A.S.V.Gay is Ready for a New Year!

The new year of A.S.V.Gay will not just be a new year, but our tenth, which means that we will be celebrating our second lustre!
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Discussion about Open Marriage in Dutch Christian Party

State Secretary Paul Blokhuis wants to start a conversation within his party about same-sex marriage. He is a member of the Dutch socially-conservative Christian party the Christenunie (CU).
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Gay ADE: Gay Is Not Only About Sexuality... It’s Also About Art and Culture

It’s been more than ten years since Elliott Matos and Benjamin Aillery are doing gay event programming during the Amsterdam Dance Event. The ADE has fast become the world’s largest and leading conference and festival for electronic music which yearly takes place every October. After a few years of being involved with the ADE, Elliott and Benjamin approached ADE creator (then manager) Richard Zijlma, to bring the rainbow and gay venues as official partners.
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A Cinematic View into the Life of Lady Galore

The history of a “Grand Dame” was screened on August 7 in Amsterdam’s movie theater Pathé de Munt, and showing on that same evening in Zwolle, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. The cinema was full to the brim, and Sander den Baas was also present. Upon entering the theater, I greeted him and congratulated him, sensing that I was going to see something special.
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Young Black Gay Men Portrayed in ‘Father Figure’

For young black gay men it can be difficult to find their way in this world. What does it mean to be young, black and gay? Guilliano (26) is the founder of The Kiki House of Angels, a Vogue dance community in Rotterdam. Most members are young, black gay men who face racism and exclusion in daily life.
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