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Gay News issue 322, June 2018 (15)

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In Search of Homosexuality and Resistance, Part 1

“That he (= the homosexual), out of love for the fatherland and for his fellow man was no less involved in bygone war years is more than clearly evident. There are, among other things, numerous accounts of persons in hiding being taken in and helped on by homosexuals. I know of numerous examples, one of which involves no less than eight Jewish countrymen being taken in by a homosexual couple, hidden and cared for, while putting their own lives at risk."
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Letter from Brussels: In the Media

Dear Neighbors to the North, It is time for the first media review of 2018, with quotes from well-known or lesser-known Belgians - whether or not GLBTQ - about (homo) sexuality in the broadest sense of the word, and recorded in Flemish media.
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Reboot Safe Sex Campaign Needed

Soa Aids Nederland thinks it is urgent and necessary to see a return of the nationwide safe sex campaign. The latest figures on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the Netherlands, published by RIVM, make it clear that such a campaign is sorely missed in the fight against STDs. The proven effective campaign was ended by the Ministry of Health in 2011.
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Pride Amsterdam awarded Best Public Event in The Netherlands

Our Pride, which due to its special character is often forgotten to be named in the list of the largest and most important festivals in the Netherlands, has now received such national recognition. At the end of March, I received word that we were nominated for best public event in the Netherlands.
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Julidans 2018: Topical, Engaged & Expressive

The twenty-eighth edition of Julidans will take place from July 2 to 15 at various locations in Amsterdam - including the Stadsschouwburg, Theater Bellevue, the Melkweg, the Vondelpark, Podium Mozaïek and the Bijlmer Parktheater.
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Bianca del Rio and Diva Mayday, Best Friends Forever

Diva Mayday, how did you two become friends? “I first met Bianca in Club NYX while she was performing there, and where I interviewed her for gay broadcasting channel MVS. It was an hysterical evening and it turned out that not only did we have the same friends, but we also shared the same wicked sense of humor.
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Student Life: My Experiences in Amsterdam as Gay Man from India

As we all know, Amsterdam is seen as the “Gay Capital of Europe,” probably for being the capital of first country to legalize gay marriage, and it’s high tolerance to all types of sexualities. Although my plan of moving to the Venice of the North was unexpected, so far I have had great adventures and lots of fun.
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Roller Skating Towards Pink Saturday in Gouda

2018 is Gouda’s Pink Year. Especially for this occasion, the Gouda interest group “Gouda Roze” will organize various events.
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Damage Goes International!

One of the biggest fetish parties of the Netherlands has undergone a growth spurt with a stroke of wanderlust, as the following Damage party will cross country borders and be held in Antwerp.
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Nurses: Reimburse Prevention Pill PrEP Now

Verpleegkundig Consulenten Hivsupport (V&VN) is supporting the Health Council's advice to the government to arrange the reimbursement of the HIV prevention pill PrEP. “We urge Minister Bruno Bruins to reimburse PrEP as soon as possible,” they write in an open letter to the Minister.
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Out & About: Long Live The King! Hooray

Each month, Jurandy Lucas (creative producer of Backdoor Amsterdam) and Dave Koster (photographer) report on GLBTQIA+ events in Amsterdam and elsewhere in the country. This month, we visited various street parties in Amsterdam for King’s Day.
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Getto Expo: Christian Vincent's Intriguing Power of Detail

Some years ago, model Christian Vincent received an invitation to come to Amsterdam for a photo shoot. It turned out to be an experience that to him made it even more clear why he did not quite feel at home in his hometown Copenhagen.
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Prison sentence on return is not sufficient evidence

Disappointment for hundreds of Cuban asylum seekers. There will be no situation report on Cuba. LGBT Asylum Support is extremely disappointed that there will be no thematic situation report made on LGBTI people in Cuba. State Secretary Mark Harbers has informed the organization of this by letter.
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May: Month of Spring, Love, and Freedom

May to me is a special month. It was one year ago in this spring month that I entered into a relationship with my Syrian-Armenian friend. This year for the very first time, we stood hand in hand at the Remembrance of the Dead in Amsterdam. A day later, we celebrated freedom together.
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Backdoor to Open Summer Season With DJ Hector Fonseca at Melkweg

Time flies. It seems like only yesterday the indoor dance event Backdoor was organized for the first time, but Backdoor has been around for an amazing three years! Rumour has it that there is a new gay hotspot now!
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