I ran into Johan at the Amstel Taveerne. “Are you here by yourself?,” I asked him. “Yes, tonight I am,” he said. “Nice to see you again. How have you been? You look great in that leather jacket. Want to go to my place? I don’t live far from here.” Well, I was certainly keen, but first I ordered us some more drinks. Two bar stools became available.
Dear Neighbors to the North, The asylum and immigration crisis in Europe is not over by far. The distinction between refugees and economic or transit migrants may be quite clear on paper, but in practice it is quite complicated for officials to test the story of the refugee or migrant.
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 reading König’s comics with a heartfelt “yes.”
Each month, Jurandy Lucas (creative producer of Backdoor Amsterdam) and Dave Koster (photographer) report on queer parties and other events in and outside of Amsterdam. This month, the photo exhibition “Kings & Queens,” Disco Total, the Streetheart Festival, and of course Backdoor.
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 Roelens deals with the period up to the Enlightenment, Elwin Hofman with the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, and Wannes Dupont discusses the end of the nineteenth century up to the 1950s.
As of August 2017, Stage Entertainment Nederland will be active as a social partner of the Aidsfonds in order to end AIDS worldwide. Albert Verlinde, General Director of Stage Entertainment Nederland: “We believe in the possibility of putting a stop to AIDS worldwide, and it is a moral necessity to contribute to this.”
A man in Amsterdam has to leave his rented accommodation for terrorising his lesbian neighbours for a period of two years. The serious inconvenience the man caused his neighbours over the past two years was discussed in depth at court.
With a few remaining beers running through my bloodstream and a light thumping feeling in my forehead, I look back at a successful night. The first open drink as the new chair of Amsterdam’s most fun GLBTQ+ student association, A.S.V.Gay, is an accomplished fact. The introduction period is in full swing. New members and everyone who is interested could get a first taste of our weekly drinks.
Slightly more than a month after leathermen and other fetish lovers gather in San Francisco for the annual Folsom Street Fair, a street festival that is the main attraction of the Leather Pride Week in the City by the Bay and attracts up to 400,000 visitors, the fetish lover can go and visit the Dutch capital for Leather Pride Amsterdam.
This year, Leather Pride Amsterdam will take place end October. The first time it was held was in 1995, when the Motor Sportclub Amsterdam (MSA) celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary at the end of October with a big leather and fetish weekend in Hotel Arena.
Visit the Rainbow Expo, the best gay lifestyle event, from October 27-29. It is the perfect outing! Experience the latest trends in lifestyle, entertainment, the culinary art, health, design & luxury, living, leisure, beauty, dating, marrying, art, and community life! Join workshops, taste, shop and enjoy great live performances!
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 years, Act Up’s were established in Europe following the example of Act Up New York, in order to enforce education on the subject and medication awareness.