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Gay News issue 330, februari 2019 (13)

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In the New Issue of Gay News 344 April/ May/ June 2020

Helping your Friends to self-test their HIV Status

In the course of 2019, several Sexual Health clinics and HIV treatment centres in the Netherlands will start recruiting participants for a new self-test project. They will ask men who have sex with men and transgender people to distribute free HIV self-tests.
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Gay Art Yearbook Pays Tribute to Tom of Finland

The first issue of “Mein schwules Auge” (My Gay Eye) was published in 2003. It is an annual full of entertaining, but also stimulating gay erotic stories that are presented together with an exquisite selection of equally exciting male art and photography.
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Think Before You Act, and Think While You Act!

I kept thinking of this saying throughout a restless night. It is made clear in my dream that I should be tested for hepatitis C. In my dream I was tested. Doctors with serious faces, nurses with those caps on, and sombre faces are passing by with needles and that index finger raised.
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The Exciting Public Secrecy of Tearoom Sex

For young people it is difficult to imagine that the most important place for men to have gay sex in the period before 1970 was in public urinals and sometimes parks.
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Penalisation of Homosexuals in 20th Century Holland

Gay lobby group COC Netherlands has again asked for an investigation into the penalisation of homosexuals in the 20th century. The COC is making this urgent request in a letter to the Dutch Lower House and Minister Ollongren, Secretary of State for the Home Department.
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Student Life: There’s No Time to Get Bored!

At the time of writing, the last days of 2018 are counting down, and at the same time we can look forward to a New Year full of beautiful events and activities! The ninth board of A.S.V.Gay is in its third month now, and has already had a wonderful time with great experiences.
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How Is It With the Belgian Club of Gay Priests?

Dear Neighbors to the North, A reformer. A pioneer. Extremely likeable and friendly. There was no shortage of praises when Pope Francis took over the pontifical office on 13 March 2013 from his predecessor Benedict XVI, who had indicated his wish to resign the month before for health reasons.
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State Secretary Promises Improvement in Implementation of LGBTI Asylum Policy

VVD State Secretary Mark Harbers (Asylum) promised improvements to the implementation of the government's LGBTI asylum policy during a debate in the Lower House.
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Machismo & the Dolly Dots

“Just act normal,” my mother told me when I was imitating the Dutch 1980s girl band the Dolly Dots with my two sisters and the girl next door, or when my brother and I were washing our doll clothes and hanging them on the clothesline to dry.
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Transgenders mostly do not regret decision

The transgender interest groups Transvisie and Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN) emphasize that regret among transgender people is very rare.
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Difficulties for LGBT Students in Dutch Secondary Schools

Many LGBT students are still finding life difficult at Dutch secondary schools. This was reported in a study conducted by the University of Columbia in conjunction with the Dutch Gay Interest group COC.
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Has the Gay Movement Failed?

A pioneer of the American gay liberation movement, the historian Martin Duberman, has recently published a new book: Has the Gay Movement Failed? (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2018). The answer is an overwhelming Yes, the gay movement has failed.
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The Rozenkoor is Looking for Bass Singers, Tenors and a Conductor

Have you ever seen the Rozenkoor perform? Why not take the next step and join! The Rozenkoor is an GLB choir in Amsterdam, founded in 1992.
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