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Visiting the Pride House in Tokyo, Japan

In 2020, the Olympic Games will be organized in Japan, one of the most paradoxical countries on earth. Tradition and innovation, beautiful geisha’s and dishevelled bums, zen and violence, meditation and the death penalty: the elongated, mountainous country has it all.
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Improvements in transgender care too slow

...with barely reduced waiting lists for transgenders. This is the result of research that Dutch Health Minister Bruno Bruins sent on to the Dutch Lower House.
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Accessible GGZ for gayboys looking for help

More and more bad stuff is happening in our semi-tolerant country. Boys between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, who display different behavior at school, are sometimes literally bullied into the closet.
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TV: Love is for Everyone!

The German television landscape is colorful and diverse, but it doesn’t shy away from cliché programs. Public TV channels broadcast cooking and debating shows, while private broadcasters continue to pay tribute to trash TV, looking for new, unsuccessful superstars and unnamed top models year after year.
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Liturgy for Transgender People in Protestant Church

The Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) now offers a nationally established liturgy that can be used in a worship service in which a transgender person presents himself with a new name and receives a blessing.
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Gay Tolerance on it's Return, did the Pendulum Swing too Far?

Dear Neighbors to the North, Welcome to 2020! This column is too short for the obligatory best wishes you have undoubtedly already received in abundance. I would like to focus on the challenges ahead of us in 2020 and possibly also in the coming years.
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Mr. Rubber Netherlands Wins Mr. International Rubber Contest

What a night! During a swirling show in the historic Vic Theatre in Chicago another Mister Rubber Netherlands was elected Mister International Rubber.
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Number of HIV Diagnoses Decreasing

The number of new HIV diagnoses in the Netherlands is falling again, from 750 in 2017 to 664 in 2018. This is evident from the 2018 figures published by the HIV Monitoring Foundation, Stichting Hiv Monitoring.
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Hirschfeld in Exile

In the early twentieth century, Magnus Hirschfeld played an important role in the development of the concept of homosexuality in Germany and far beyond. In his “Institut für Sexualwissenschaft” in Berlin, he and his close colleagues received hundreds of people who wanted information and advice about their sexual life and preferences.
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Backdoor’s Fifth Anniversary at Melkweg

It is already listed on many a calendar, but if you have not planned it yet, Backdoor will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on Saturday, January 25.
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Dutch Lower House Debates Multi-Parenthood

The Dutch Lower House has debated multi-parenthood with responsible Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection). COC and the Dutch Gay Parenthood Foundation Meer dan Gewenst urged MPs to finally regulate multiple parenthood and custody properly.
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Student Life: Full of Expectations into the New Year

It’s almost 2020 and the start of a new decade! 2020 is a very special year for us, as A.S.V.Gay will be celebrating its anniversary, our tenth to be precise, on February 23.
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My late mother was once a nun. Around 1950, she joined the Order of the Franciscans in the village of Dongen in the province of Noord-Brabant. A few years later, she left. Monastic life did not suit her.
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