René van der Gijp has been named the funniest Dutch celebrity by readers of the magazine. According to the winner and former football player the jokes in football talk show Veronica Inside are often vulgar, usually quite inappropriate and "on the edge of decency".
Bassist Flea from rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers started looking for his homosexual side at a young age in response to his strict father’s ideas. That is what the musician reveals in his upcoming autobiography Acid for the Children.
Dear Neighbors to the North, With the end of 2019 nearing, it is time again, as is tradition, for a Flemish media overview of quotes from well-known and less well-known Flemish people on our fascinating GLBTQI community.
It is trendy to write or have an autobiography written about your life, even when you’re not half-way through it. Athletes or former athletes, for instance, but also former politicians and self-proclaimed Dutch celebrities have the tendency to do this. Trend watcher and explicit gay man Adjiedj Bakas (1963) now joins their ranks.
It is a tradition by now. “Your Daily Male,” the only male-art tear-off calendar in the world, is now in its fifth edition and published by Galerie MooiMan in Groningen. Fifty-two international artists have contributed to a colorful tear-off calendar in which the male takes centre stage. The calendar weighs more than two pounds and is four centimeter thick.
The party institution La Demence is not only celebrating this autumn its thirtieth anniversary of parties in Brussels. Next summer it will also, from July 5 till July 12, 2020, be celebrating the tenth edition of “The Cruise” aboard Royal Caribbean’s elegant “Explorer of The Seas,” a trip not to be missed!
Give kids a fighting chance . . . .to further develop themselves. Give them knowledge, so that they can develop themselves, because every child has received the gift to enrich diversity in this world. Children are the future and we are their example.
Arosa Gay Ski Week, which will be held from January 18 till January 25, 2020, is known as Europe’s favorite winter pride festival. Hundreds of gay men and women travel annually to Arosa, Switzerland in January, for the friendly week-long celebration, supported by locals and the community.
I’m actually in Spain writing this, on the island of Gran Canaria. It is late October, and there is unrest in the Catalonia region. While watching the news reports about the rebellious region, I wonder where from Spain Saint Nicholas is actually leaving for the Netherlands with his steamboat. Valencia? Malaga? Or the rebellious Barcelona?
Again this year, a series of sparkling shows from “Travestiecabaret Amsterdam" are scheduled. The ingredients are the same, with live songs, self-written or adapted, cabaret-like sketches, and variété. Topped with glitter and glamour. Preferably with a wink and a hint of oh-la-la... Organizer Koos van den Berg, also known as Coco Coquette, explains.
The GLBT community in Georgia, where homophobic and transphobic organizations belong to the mainstream, is literally being hit hard. The fear of being banished was deeply felt by cast and crew when “And Then We Danced” was running in Cannes for the Queer Palm.
“Well, if it isn’t Mr. Writer.” Next to me I sense Hans Verhoeven’s smile. We welcome each other as buddies. “Getting straight to the point, are you aware of the GLBTI homeless youth in the Netherlands?” Through the dim light in Club Akhnaton, where the Mister Leather election is being held this year, I can see that the expression of his face is changing.
Since June 2019, The Netherlands has a new Mister Sportswear, Anton. Our Mister Sportswear has been very active since his election, traveling Europe and participating at various Pride events and marches.