What influence did all those innovations on the subject of homosexuality we discussed last month have? The old narrative of sodomy, fornication, pederasty and tribadism disappeared and gave way to a new view of homosexuality, uranism, the third sex, sexual psychopathy, sexual inversion by those who themselves were authors, wrote novels and letters, and of doctors working on articles and books.
Roosters wake me up, and a faint light comes through the small windows of my cabin. I briefly turn over, but wake up a little later because of a serenade of rooster calls. O well, it is time to get up anyway. I step into the kitchen of the main building and put on a kettle of water on the stove. With an empty bucket I head to the water tank and fill the bucket for a quarter with rain water.
Although the name suggests otherwise, Undertøj was founded in Amsterdam. The brand’s simple starting point was to create beautiful boxer shorts for men, without in-your-face logos and colors, in other words: “less is more.”
Treatment whereby therapists attempt to ‘cure’ homosexuals of their sexual orientation or gender identity should be legally banned. This was the plea made by the Dutch political party D66 in the Dutch Lower House, according to the Dutch current affairs programme Een Vandaag.
Dear Neighbors to the North, Since June 1, 2017, PrEP is reimbursed in Belgium. According to scientists, it is effective prevention against HIV and would drastically reduce the number of HIV infections. That is the theory. Practice - as often - shows a different picture.
In Amsterdam, the Dutch Green party GroenLinks has initiated an investigation into the degree of public support for Gay Pride. At the end of 2018, the football world was shaken by #Sorry Johan. In a short period of time this subject was trending on Twitter and the media focussed on key players en masse. The Netherlands has been at the forefront of human rights for decades, but is being overtaken from all directions. Is the tide turning?
A social services employee in the Dutch town of Bunschoten suggested to one of the town's inhabitants that it would be better if he left the community. "Because being gay is still an issue, if you know what I mean?", the civil servant said.
Amsterdam will be celebrating King’s Day and Night again on April 26-27. Also, on the Zeedijk it will be one big party again, led by Amsterdam’s most cosy bingo queen Coby van Dam from café The Queen’s Head. This year, Coby has invited a colorful group of friends and girlfriends to sing and perform. Let’s quickly introduce them.
Gallery MooiMan male-art has organized the second edition of “Hollandse Nieuwe.” This group exhibition, in which nine known and unknown artists from The Netherlands show their latest works, will be open to the public until May 18.
We can’t ignore it any more: the theme of the Amsterdam Canal Parade is, of course, “Remember the Past, Create the Future.” We are extremely pleased with this theme at A.S.V.Gay, as it ties in extremely well with what we actually do as a student’s union.
Rob Jetten is concerned about the emancipation of the LGBT community. Lesbian women, homosexual men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people sometimes take a step back under pressure from cultural tension. Homosexuals in the Netherlands, for instance, think twice before walking hand-in-hand.
The film “Maurice” (GB 1987) by James Ivory - after the semi-autobiographical novel by E.M. Forster - is back in the cinema in a digitally restored version (4K), English spoken, Dutch subtitles, 140 minutes.
Soon, Amsterdam will have another Tea Dance! On April 7 you can “land” at the end of your weekend in café The Queen’s Head and enjoy the music stylings of Bo Monde and Jakko B. We asked Jakko B if he could tell us a bit more.
During a spring long in the past now, my mother was on her deathbed. One evening, I asked her if she was afraid to die. “No,” she replied, “I am going to see Hetty and God.” God was God, and Hetty was her twin sister and my godmother. Hetty had died a few years earlier.