Ties are no longer cut off, but the big butcher knife Aunt Bet van Beeren (1902-1967) used for cutting the guests’ ties can still be admired. I’m in ’t Mandje, the oldest gay bar in the Netherlands and now also a museum. In it, Bet’s living area can be admired unchanged in time.
Two friends. Two generations. Two gay columnists. Two poets. Two worlds. One poetry collection. Last month, actor and writer Jan-Simon Minkema and poet Rick van der Made launched their joint poetry volume “Logement.”
There is a glimmer of hope for multi-parent families waiting for an arrangement for multi-parenthood and custody. The Dutch Lower House wants Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection) to look for solutions to the bottlenecks that prevent the introduction of a scheme for multi-parenthood.
Art, theatre and culture come together in the typical canal belt area bar Spijker on the Kerkstraat. The Spijker bar is the oldest, the friendliest and most attitude free gay bar in Amsterdam and opened its doors in 1978.
Welcome to The New Age! A new decade has begun! While trying to get the New Year’s Eve confetti out of my hair and bravely trying to get to the end of my “Dry January” resolution, there is finally time to review the past year.
Being unabele to agree among themselves on the position of the church on homosexuality, the leadership of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has proposed dividing the church. According to that proposal, the traditional part of the church will leave the UMC.
State Secretary Ankie Broekers-Knol (Asylum) has ordered a new study of the situation of LGBTI people in Iran. This is of great importance for LGBTI people from that country requesting asylum in the Netherlands. The State Secretary made this commitment to the Dutch Lower House mid-December during a debate on the Dutch asylum policy.
Unlike many other countries, we can wave a rainbow flag on television without any problems and in complete freedom. I expect nothing more than to see an ocean of rainbow flags during the broadcasts of the Eurovision in Rotterdam in May.
Last few months, there were plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holidays at A.S.V.Gay. Christmas parties, dinners, drinks, you name it. We are now completely ready for and are working on the preparations for our anniversary, which is slowly approaching...
Bears and admirers beware: the Amsterdam Bear Weekend is coming up again. The 2020 edition (March 19-23) is, as always, a pleasant mix of wonderful encounters, great conversations and a bit of excitement and sensation as well.
On Saturday, February 22, The Web Amsterdam will host the Mister Sportswear 2020 election. The contest starts at 19:00 and will end at 23:00, DJRW will play his progressive beats during and after the event.
New Year's Day. The phone is ringing, and when I answer, it is Africa calling. They are giving me an update on how things are going there. The schools are on their break. Yet, children are getting tutoring on a daily basis. She tells me that more people have died of AIDS. People who did not even know they were HIV positive.