Jurandy Lucas (Creative Producer Backdoor Amsterdam) and Dave Koster (photographer) provide a monthly report on queer events in, and outside of, Amsterdam. This month sees a busy schedule, with BAR7 by Showpony, Pink Istanbul, Christmas Queens, and Lovedance.
It is a fact that people, especially the male population, spend less and less time reading. I find this incomprehensible. I myself do not feel comfortable when I am not tackling one or two books. How do people living in a bookless environment spend their time? Are they just sitting behind their computer or in front of the television?
Sexual activity engaged in while under the influence of stimulant drugs(chem sex) is gaining more and more ground in some of the gay scene now the price of crystal meth is falling. This is accompanied by an increase in STDs, the GGD concludes.
Those who follow the reports on the many accusations of inappropriate behavior and sexual assault must have experienced some mixed emotions. I don’t want to diminish the people who truly have had experienced something traumatic, for instance dealing with rape, but now, everything seems to be cross-border behavior.
In Amsterdam on the night of November 20-21, two kissing women were assaulted in Amsterdam by a group of guys. The women, including Brazilian documentary filmmaker Denise Kelm Soares, were both in Amsterdam for the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Amsterdam has a brand-new monthly drag night! “Queens in Queens” is the name of this monthly drag queen show in café the Queen’s Head, after its third edition on December 30, it's time for the fourth edition on January 27. About time for a talk with Jakko ter Borg, responsible for the entertainment at the bar.
Urinals have always had a bad reputation. For some years now, French photographer Marc Martin has been exploring the history and the stories of public toilets, from Paris to Berlin. His research and photographs are currently the subject of an exhibition in Berlin’s Schwules Museum.
Backdoor’s anniversary in January means a big celebration! The organizers have a big surprise in store for us: on January 27th, Backdoor is back with Superstar DJ Phil Romano at pop temple Melkweg. This legendary DJ will spin an extra-long set at this “Anniversary Fest”.
For the third time now, Gallery MooiMan published the only tear-off calendar in the world with the male as its theme: “Your Daily Male 2018.” Although such a typical Dutch product as the tear-off calendar, “Your Daily Male” is gradually conquering not only the Netherlands but also the rest of the world.