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Gay News issue 263, July 2013 (15)

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No Gay Games in Amsterdam in 2018

The Gay Games 2018 will not be held in Amsterdam, as the city did not qualify for the final round to organise the games. Both Orlando and Amsterdam did not make it. London, Paris and Limerick, however, are still in the running.
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First Gay Marriage on Bonaire

The first same-sex marriage on Bonaire took place. According to the Caribbean Network, the Aruban Jean Ardley Baiz (43) entered into matrimony with the Venezuelan Norbert Miguel Torrealba (30).
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‘Stranger by the Lake’ wins Queer Palm at Cannes

During the Cannes film festival the independent Queer Palm was also presented. The Queer Palm celebrates a movie from one of the various categories in the festival. A film that addresses homosexual issues in an exceptional manner. The jury consists of film professionals, journalists, and film festival organizers. The award was presented to the makers of “Stranger by the Lake” during a festive.
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A Century of Pleasure Boys in Paris (1860-1960)

Just like Berlin, Paris also had her “Années Folles,” with plenty of opportunities for men who had sex with men and boys. In the richly documented and illustrated book “Hôtels Garnis, Garçons de joie; Prostitution masculine, lieux et fantasmes à Paris de 1860 à 1960” (Paris: Galerie au Bonheur du Jour, 2012, 376 pages, € 79.00) Nicole Canet describes the underground gay life in the French capital between 1860 and 1960, from brothel to park, and from dancing parties to cottaging.
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Reijer's World: Poetin go ho-mo

Not that long ago, my sister Carol called. “Did you read ‘Het Parool’ on what is happening in Russia? Their so-called parliament the Duma will cast its vote on a horrible bill.” Me: “Yes, it would be terrible if that bill would pass. The emancipation of homosexual men and women will be back to where it was a century ago.” Carol: “They want to ban the propaganda of homosexuality. So you are not allowed to discuss it any more. You cannot show it out in the open.”
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Pleasure By One’s Own Hand: Masturbation and Porn

“Cheap wine, masturbation, cinema,” Céline writes. "There’s no more wine, and there are no cinemas here. Existence is getting rather boring." According to Dutch author Gerard Reve in his “Poem for Doctor Trimbos” from “Nader tot U” (Nearer to Thee; 1966). It’s remarkable that, in the course of time, all three of these recreational activities have been subjected to criticism to a greater or lesser extent.
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Letter from Brussels: As it Were

Dear Neighbors to the North, The holiday period. Time to give an overview of the various quotes by or about homosexuals in the press over the last six months. A (far too short) collection.
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Opening QueeRussia – Approved by Russia

On Sunday May 19, the exhibition QueeRussia – The hidden (p)art was opened by Kees van Twist, former president of the Groninger Museum, and Koen van Dijk, president of COC Netherlands. The exhibition in Galerie MooiMan in Groningen is part of the Holland-Russia year 2013 and North-Holland-Russia 2013 programme, and has been officially approved by the Russian authorities.
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Fashion: Vilebrequin and Gant

The French swim wear label Vilebrequin comes from sunny Saint-Tropez. The label came into existence in 1971, at a time this seaside resort was still entertainment for the “happy few.” Outside on the pavement of Café Sénéquier, sketches are made that are inspired on surf wear. Totally different from what was acceptable swim wear in those days.
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Teylers Museum Shows Unknown Early Drawings by Andy Warhol

Dutch author Joost Zwagerman delivered a talk on Andy Warhol’s life and work at the opening of the exhibition “Andy Warhol: Unknown Early Drawings” at Teylers Museum. The opening was also attended by German gallery owner Daniel Blau, who discovered these drawings in the archives of the Andy Warhol Foundation in New York. The Exhibition is on display till September 1.
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Boy Scouts of America to Admit Young Gays

In the near future, homosexual boys can finally become a member of the American Scouts. A majority of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America decided to lift the ban on gay youth. The ban will still be in place for men over 18 years of age. The lift of the ban will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
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The Public Opinion on Homosexuality in The Netherlands and Europe

Since 1981, the acceptance of homosexuality in European countries has increased. The last few years, however, this increase has leveled off. In Scandinavian counties and Western European countries, such as The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, the majority of the population has no problem with homosexuality, while in Eastern European countries, such as Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Baltic countries and Russia, the majority of the population still disapproves.
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De Mérode Weekend with Biographer Hans Werkman

The poems by Willem de Mérode (pseudonym of Willem Eduard Keuning, 1887-1939) are full of tension between an impossible earthly love, and the love of God. Willem de Mérode was considered to be the best protestant poet of his generation.
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American Reverend Founds International Pink Church in The Hague

The American reverend Barbara Rogoski is the founder and minister of the new International Pink Church (IPC), which will hold services at the Bastacafé of COC Haaglanden. The services will start on the 8th of September.
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Amsterdam Gay Pride 2013: July 27- August 4

Amsterdam Gay Pride is a huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian and transgender communities, held from Saturday, 27 July to Sunday, 4 August 2013. Amsterdam's famous liberal-mindedness over the years has encouraged a welcoming and safe environment for gays, lesbians and transgenders to both visit and live in.
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