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From November 20 until December 1 the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) will again transform the cinema landscape of Amsterdam into a true paradise for fans of creative documentary movies.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 4 min.

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 f.. > read more

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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 comm.. > read more

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Early this year translations of poetry by Rick van der Made (Breda, 1968) were published. Van der Made is not only a poet and essayist, but also a columnist for Gay News. In the collections of poems w.. > read more

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Following the enormous success of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the next biographical movie about a successful queer artist,“Rocketman,” is out now. It tells the inspiring story of Elton John; a “sma.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 5 min.

The film “Maurice” (GB 1987) by James Ivory - after the semi-autobiographical novel by E.M. Forster - is back in the cinema in a digitally restored version (4K), English spoken, Dutch subtitles, 1.. > read more

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Again, from March 14 until March 24, 2019, cinema Het Ketelhuis on the Westergasterrein will serve for eleven consecutive days as the GLBTQ hotspot for movie lovers. The twenty-second edition of the P.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 16 min.

A pioneer of the American gay liberation movement, the historian Martin Duberman, has recently published a new book: Has the Gay Movement Failed? (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2018). T.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 7 min.

Boy Erased, the much-praised new drama starring Nicole Kidman and Russel Crowe, will not be screened in Dutch cinemas. > read more

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Early November, the first collection of short stories by Norbert Splint was presented at the VOC Café de Schreierstoren in Amsterdam. We should fear the worst if we go by the title of the book “Doo.. > read more

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Last July, the book “Droom van een Vrijbuiter” was presented at Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage. The book is written by Wil Groot, who has been active in the battle against HIV and AIDS in South A.. > read more

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From Wednesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 25, the thirty-first edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will take place in different theatres throughout Amsterdam... > read more

Films & Books lengte: 4 min.

On Saturday, October 27, the Dutch television channel NPO 3 will show the movie Dost. When Alko falls in love with the touch, fifteen-year-old Marie, he practices deep kissing tentatively with his bud.. > read more

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Bianca Del Rio, drag superstar and season 6 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” is not known for her calm and loving nature. Her razor-sharp sense of humour is a powerful weapon. > read more

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In the beautiful 2004 novel “The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana” by the Italian writer Umberto Eco, who died in February 2016, the protagonist has lost his memory because of a stroke. That is, th.. > read more

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From karaoke bars, masks and love hotels run by drag queens, to diners, tattoo shops and gritty motels. From the filthy and overpopulated Tokyo to sunny Southern California with its endless highways. .. > read more

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Again, for eleven days in a row, cinema Het Ketelhuis on the Westergasterrein will serve as Holland’s GLBTQ hotspot from March 8 until March 18. The twenty-first edition of Amsterdam’s queer film .. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 15 min.

His drawings of leather-clad construction workers, soldiers and motorized police officers, all of whom are terribly muscled and well-endowed, have become blueprints of the gay community, as well as in.. > read more

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On the 25th of March, Heimdall publishers will present Rick van der Made’s third poetry collection at the Zaantheater in Zaandam: “Het jaar van de arend” (The Year of the Eagle). In this book, V.. > read more

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The International Queer & Migrant Film Festival will again take place in various cinemas in the Netherlands from December 6-13. The main venue of the festival is De Balie in Amsterdam, where a wide ra.. > read more

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In the documentary “König des Comics” that Rosa von Praunheim made in 2012 about the German comics artist Ralf König, a straight fan answered the question whether someone could become gay readin.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 5 min.

The book “Verzwegen verlangen: Een geschiedenis van homoseksualiteit in België” (Concealed Desire: A History of Homosexuality in Belgium; Antwerp 2017) has three editors and five authors: Jonas R.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 5 min.

The movie “120 BPM” tells the touching story of love and friendship in Paris against the backdrop of the fight against AIDS in early 1990s. While AIDS was already making victims for more than ten .. > read more

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The literary magazine “De Parelduiker” has dedicated a double issue to Dutch columnist, author and poet Gerrit Komrij (1944-2012). Gerrit Komrij may rightly be seen as a homo universalis. He was g.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 5 min.

A Conversation With the Creators of the Book ‘We are Family’. The interview and photograhy book “We are family” is a project by Emma van Zalinge and Bernice Siewe that, in their own words, “.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 5 min.

In mid-July, a wonderful photo book by American photographer Shirley Agudo titled “Amsterdam Streethearts” will be released by publishing house Bas Lubberhuizen. The month of August in Amsterdam t.. > read more

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Nowadays, films in which gays play a lead or supporting role are no exception. Even the dream factory Hollywood has embraced gay love. And it did so successfully, as evidenced by the enthusiastic revi.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 7 min.

Guy Hocquenghem (1946-1988) was a radical gay activist of the “Front Homosexuel d’Action Révolutionnaire” (FHAR) who became a precursor of “queer theory” and a novelist who focussed on AIDS.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 11 min.

Gilles Sebhan’s “Retour à Duvert” (Paris: Dilettante, 2015) is a very good essay on the love for boys and Tony Duvert, who Edmund White once called the best gay author of his time. Between 1967.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 5 min.

In Hollywood, homosexuals were always hiding. That this is beyond doubt is backed up by research. Author Adrian Stahlecker takes us to Hollywood in a disarming way. From the very beginnings of Hollywo.. > read more

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It is time to clear the schedule again and watch the most beautiful, interesting and tantalizing gay cinema available. This year is the festival’s twentieth edition from March 9-19. Cinema Het Ketel.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 13 min.

In 2011, actor Willem Nijholt published his letter to Dutch authoress Hella Haasse. Haasse was, as was Nijholt, born in the Dutch-Indies. After the publication of this book of letters, which for a lar.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 7 min.

The Dutch book “40+ Homo’s: Gay Midlife” hits the bull’s eye. Anyone just over forty can no longer consider themselves part of the younger generation, nor do they belong to the older generatio.. > read more

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Those who want to relax with a film in which gay experiences are key can find a variety of productions in a variety of genres online and on Blue-ray or DVD. Since Ang Lee’s blockbuster “Brokeback .. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 13 min.

From the 16th until the 27th of November, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will show over three hundred documentaries at various locations. For nearly thirty years now, IDF.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 9 min.

Love, death and bereavement are the main themes of “Separate Rooms,” a special novel by the Italian author Pier Vittorio Tondelli. Special because in beautiful phrases, the fictional character Leo.. > read more

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Just as God created Adam and Eve, there must have been a parliamentarian who was the first ever to “come out of the closet.” According to American political scientist Andrew Reynolds, that was Coo.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 6 min.

The eighth Annual MiFo GLBT Film Festival kicks off its Fort Lauderdale edition on October 7, 2016, spanning two weekends, with seven days of film and events through October 16. MiFo presents more th.. > read more

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In September a two-volume, slipcased edition of photographs by Bob Mizer will be released, titled “1000 Model Directory.” In 1945 Bob Mizer (1922-1992) began taking photographs of strapping young .. > read more

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After four years, a second volume of “Dubbelaars/Doubles” has been published by gallery MooiMan, a 108 page, deluxe photo book in which photographer Ewoud Broeksma (1957) has fifty-three men pose .. > read more

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The latest book by French author Anna Gavalda titled “Billie” (translated by Jennifer Rappaport, New York: Europa Editions, 2015) is a very readable book. The protagonist Billie is a coarse traile.. > read more

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Not that long ago, a gay man in politics would be unthinkable. In the time he grew up, the 1950s, homosexuality was considered an abnormality. In his book “Homo Politicus,” Coos Huijsen gives a de.. > read more

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Nothing is more fickle than man. This becomes clear when considering the phenomenon homosexuality. “Half a century ago, it was perfectly normal to claim that homosexuality was a disease. Nowadays, t.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 14 min.

We think we know Robert De Niro. We know him as Travis Bickle or Vito Corleone or any number of other gangsters or bad guys, as a film hero with a tough exterior. Therefore, for many it might come as .. > read more

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“A young God you were, yet a rascal. / A paviour from the lowest class. / Laughing out loud, you hammered small tiles // Into the street, among other tearaways.” This is how Gerrit Komrij’s poem.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 4 min.

A Conversation with Jaap de Jonge. What state is the social emancipation of gay men in the Netherlands in? This is the opening question of the blurb of photographer Jaap de Jonge’s book Kijk mij een.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 6 min.

Perhaps Frans Kellendonk (1951-1990) has somewhat passed into oblivion, but in the 1980s he was thought to be the most promising Dutch writer of his generation. He was the author of collections of sho.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 5 min.

The twenty-eighth edition of the IDFA will take place at the end of November. This edition promises to become an inspiring one with touching, intriguing, revealing, incredible and bizarre real life st.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 8 min.

The rise of the porn movie closely coincided with that of television. Around 1945, about seventy-eight million cinema tickets were sold in a week. A quarter of a century later, the number had dropped .. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 16 min.

In 1971 Wakefield Poole, director and former ballet dancer, talked about the casting of a film he was about to shoot with a friend. “I’ve got the perfect person for you,” his friend said. “He.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 8 min.

One can’t accuse Bob Mizer of being gutless. 1947 was the year he had his first run-in with the law when he had sold the pictures he had made of almost naked bodybuilders to enthusiasts. They were f.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 13 min.

Theo van Willigenburg (1960), ethics professor in Rotterdam, has served a prison sentence for sexual contact with underaged boys. He questions this sentence in his book “Gevallen vogel” [Fallen Bi.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 6 min.

William Wellman’s epos “Wings” (1927) is remarkable in more than one way. It was the first picture to receive an Oscar in the category Best Motion Picture; one of the first pictures with nudity .. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 9 min.

Shortly after World War I, Father Mathias Marinus van Grinsven traveled the recently proclaimed Weimar Republic. A catholic trade unionist poured his heart out on a train compartment. Ever since the e.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 9 min.

In 1969, the well-known and then forty-year-old Dutch essayist Rudy Kousbroek confessed: “I had never seen a sex film.” In 2015 it seems unbelievable that someone his age would say such a thing, e.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 14 min.

One of spring’s favorite cultural events is around the corner; from March 12 till March 22 you can immerse yourself for eleven days in the world of the most interesting, stimulating and beautiful re.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 13 min.

“We made love like tigers until dawn.” The thousands of more or less hysterical ladies who attended the funeral of Rudolph Valentino in 1926 in New York, would have been horrified by this diary e.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 8 min.

August 4, 1972. Shocked and furious, author Gerard Reve wrote to actor Willem Nijholt: “if I ever notice you are associating with blacks, and allow them to dishonor you, I will kick your ass, you un.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 9 min.

Most of us are likely to have a list of favourite gay movies. To mine (which includes “Maurice,” “Beautiful Thing,” “Latter Days” and “Grande École”) a short film from 2007 has recent.. > read more

Films & Books lengte: 4 min.

Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking play about the early years of the AIDS crisis, was turned into a movie. On July 10 this movie has received sixteen Emmy nominations, including four for Outstanding Supp.. > read more

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