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Gay News issue 292, December 2015 (17)

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Antoine and Camille, Male Love in Napoleon’s Time

One does not make the emperor wait, especially if he is the first in the Bonaparte house. His arch chancellor humbly apologized this way when he arrived late in the halls where the Council of State was gathering. “My apologies, Sire,” he said, “I was attending to a lady.” He was lying, and Napoleon knew it. “Next time, tell him,” he snapped at the latecomer, “get your walking stick and hat and leave.”
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Letter from Brussels: As Was Said

Dear Neighbors to the North, Another year is almost over, and just like last semester, the Flemish media was full of reports on the gay community. Below, a small anthology of the last semester.
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Transmission Exhibition in Amsterdam Museum

Untill March 13, 2016, an exhibition with and about transgenders can be visited in the Amsterdam Museum: Transmission. The museum closely cooperated with the trans community in the city to show what is going on in the community. The exhibition shows portraits, personal possessions, and has an audio tour in which transgenders narrate.
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Former MP Tofik Dibi: openly gay Muslim

Former MP for the Dutch Green party (GroenLinks) Tofik Dibi (34) announced in an interview with newspaper de Volkskrant that he is homosexual. By doing so, he has become the most well-known openly gay Muslim in the Netherlands. According to Dino Suhonic and Döne Fil, he is an important role model.
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Fashion: Drykorn & Pepe Jeans

The Drykorn Men collection has been around since 1966 and has developed into an international fashion brand. The German fashion label stands for authenticity, high quality in design and fabrics, and individuality. The men’s collection for the fall and winter of 2015-2016 is edgy, sporty and futuristic with the motto: “Free Unit Free Senses.”
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Gay Hostility in Kennemerland: Incident Becomes Trend

The general feeling of safety among lesbian women, homosexual men and bisexuals (LGBs) in the region Kennemerland in the Dutch province North-Holland seems quite stable. Yet one out of three LGB respondents in the Pink Panel Kennemerland personally was confronted with LGB hostility. This is a finding in the report ‘Incident wordt trend’ of Bureau Discriminatiezaken Kennemerland (Discriminatory Affairs Agency Kennemerland).
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Gay Choir Vox Rosa’s Christmas Tour

After the success of the two “Crazy for You” concerts with the friends of Heksenketel and of Mannenkoorts, the The Hague men’s choir Vox Rosa again is again “Crazy for Christmas.” The choir members and guest members have already started rehearsing Christmas carols.
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Crystal Meth More Popular in Gay Scene

The use of crystal meth is increasing in the Netherlands. The drug is becoming increasingly popular in the gay scene especially. This is the conclusion of the report 'Tina and Slamming' of stichting Mainline, which concentrates on the health of drug users, and SOA Aids Nederland. The latter works on preventing the spread of venereal diseases and AIDS via injection needles.
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Photoreport Halloween at Bolke

Halloween in 't Bolke is always a big hit, when going into the Dark Woods.
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Photo Report Getto Halloween

Getto Amsterdam celebrated it’s nineteenth edition of Halloween with the theme the “Horrible Halloween Party.” Sugar skulls, Phantom Goblins and Spooky Spiders, Halloween had definitely arrived in the Warmoesstraat.
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Election Mister Rubber Netherlands 2016

Mr Rubber Netherlands will again be organized on December 19. During this exciting night, an “ambassador” will be chosen to represent the Dutch gay rubber scene on an international level. Up to 2010, the Netherlands had never sent a candidate to the Mr International Rubber Contest (MIR) in Chicago, but a small group changed all that.
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XXXLeather – Ten Years of Parties Organized by Volunteers

Over ten years ago, a group of men arose from the team of volunteers for the COC leather parties, a group that wanted to continue the long tradition of successful leather parties after the COC had decided to discontinue them. It was October 2004. Jan-Willem, Johan, Bernie, and five others, got together and founded the FuckFloor Foundation in December 2004.
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Benno Premsela and Max Heymans, Men with Guts and Style

From December 14, 2015 until June 28, 2016, the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum presents the exhibition “Benno Premsela - Max Heymans: Men with Guts and Style.” The exhibition is about the life and works of designer and interior architect Benno Premsela (1920-1997) and couturier Max Heymans (1917-1997). Their history is an optimistic story of resilience and form in the Netherlands in the second half of the twentieth century.
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Letter to the Editor: Should Knifes Be Used During BDSM Play?

During the latest Amsterdam Leather Pride various SM workshops were given under the auspices of the Amsterdam Kink Academy, such as on Saturday, October 24, 2015, the workshops Cock & Ball Torture, Electro Play, Predicament Bondage, and Fear. About the workshop Fear I want to say the following.
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Three Consecutive Successful Years for Symphonica in Casa Rosso!

As of November 29 and for six consecutive weeks, the intimate Casa Rosso theater on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal is the domain of the “ladies” of “Travestiecabaret,” the theater group that has been entertaining with “drag with a wink” since 1996.
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Eleventh International Gay & Lesbian Easter Badminton Tournament Amsterdam

In 2016 Gay Badminton Amsterdam will again organize the International Gay & Lesbian Easter Badminton Tournament. The tournament will take place from the 25th till the 28th of March 2016.
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Your Daily Male 2016: Every day another man

The Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam saw the presentation of “Your Daily Male 2016”. “Your Daily Male” is a new gallery MooiMan male-art publication. What is the story behind this wonderful tear-off calendar full of male art?
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