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The City of North Miami unveiled a new sculpture installation on Saturday, March 4th, that was commissioned to “Celebrate the legacy of Miami-Dade County’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer champions and the historic milestones of their community,” said Scott Galvin, the North Miami Councilman who spearheaded this project.

Apr 2017       
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The story of the Wagner clan – with all their violations of conventional morals, intrigues, scandals, and power-struggles surrounding Bayreuth – has kept the public spellbound for over 150 years. The “Green Hill” and the festival held there annually since 1951 are regarded, by many, as the “Pantheon of the German People,” a national shrine and cultural asset of the highest order.

Mar 2017       
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How are artists influenced by pornography? This can be seen from February 5 onwards at gallery MooiMan. Erotic seduction in art and by artists viewed from the world of porn. With earlier theme shows, such as “My Female Eye” on how female artists perceive the naked man, and “My Classic Eye,” in which nudity is seen from a classical point of view, it’s now pornography’s turn.

Feb 2017       
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A year ago Berlin’s Schwules Museum announced an overview of the collections. This self-reflection was interrupted because of a special exhibition but will now be re-installed. Of course, this re-installment will be novel. New art works within the exhibit will bring new perspectives and discussions. The first “special” is devoted to “Rock Hudson and the AIDS Crisis.”

Jan 2017       
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For the second time, Gallery MooiMan male-art published the only tear-off calendar in the world with the male as the central theme. What began last year as a continuation of a long tradition of calendars (“Flikkeragenda” and “Homogenda”) has attained the character of a collectable. Especially since in 2016, the calendar was included in two museum collections, one in Berlin and one in New York City.

Nov 2016       
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There have been various exhibitions on Klaus Mann (1906-1949), the enfant terrible of the literary Mann family, exploring his role as a prominent representative of gay culture and literature in the early twentieth century.

Nov 2016       
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On September 30, an exhibition with works by Maurice Heerdink (*1955) opened in Museum Soest. Heerdink rarely shows his work. The last exhibition showcasing his paintings took place in Museum Hoorn on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. Now, ten years later, his work again can be seen, at Museum Soest this time.

Oct 2016       
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From October 28 the exhibition “Project ZuiderBurg II” is shown at Getto Food and Drinks in Amsterdam’s Warmoesstraat. The men behind Project ZuiderBurg are Photoshop-artist Gabriel Batenburg and photographer René Zuiderveld.

Oct 2016       
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Russian Painter Sergey Sovkov: ‘My Husband Erwin and I Have One Inspiration Together’. Until October 29 the exhibition “Connected: Male Love Without Borders” is on display at the Groningen gallery MooiMan. This is a show with works by two artists: the Russian painter Sergey Sovkov, and the English ceramicist Keith King. The theme “Connected” is visible in many ways.

Oct 2016       
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“Down the Rabbit Hole” is a farewell gift of sorts from drag queen-turned-photographer Vicki Leaks to a unique band of Amsterdam drag queens, club kids and performers, many of whom form Club Church’s House of Hopelezz.

Sep 2016       
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A photo of the Turkish riot police preventing the Pride Parade in Istanbul in June 2016 is the winner of the sixth edition of the International Pride Photo Award. The photo was taken by the Turkish photo journalist Akin Celiktas. The award ceremony and official opening of the accompanying exhibition will be held on September 16, 2016 in Amsterdam's Oude Kerk.

Sep 2016       
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The cover of the “Spring 1957” issue of the American magazine “Physique Pictorial” was adorned with a drawing of a handsome bare-chested muscular young man, balancing on a tree trunk in a river. “Physique Pictorial,” published since 1951 by Bob Mizer, was dedicated to the beauty of the athletic, as scantily dressed as possible male body.

Jul 2016       
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In the theme exhibition “My Naked Eye,” gallery MooiMan presents seven artists showing the naked man in photography, video, and installations. The nude male still is a controversial subject. In the turn of history, nudity in art, but also in public space, has always triggered extreme emotions - admiration, desire, passion, jealousy, contempt, discrimination, and hatred...

Jul 2016       
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For the first time in Europe, Berlin’s Schwules Museum is devoting an entire exhibition to the comparatively new topic of “queer” comics: comics that include GLBT characters and tell GLBT stories. The exhibition “SuperQueeroes” focuses on “heroes & heroines,” covering not only the various X-Men, Batmen and Catwomen who experienced coming-out stories in American mainstream comic series in recent years.

May 2016       
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As a kind of interesting comparison show to the exhibition about Dutch fashion designer and drag aficionado Max Heymans at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, Berlin’s Schwules Museum currently hosts “The Art of Appearances - Drag star, Make-up artist, collector of lipsticks and charity activist: A homage at René Koch’s 70th birthday.” Koch knows them all, the (German) divas from film and television, opera, theater and politics – he offered them guidance, applied their makeup and quite often became their friend.

Feb 2016       
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Till Feb. 20, Gallery MooiMan has the exhibition running with the title “The New Classic Men,” with art by four artists. The underlying themes are love and passion. In a four-part series of exhibitions, Gallery MooiMan shows their vision on the male in art. This time through “The New Classic Men,” with renowned artists from the Netherlands and abroad, to know: two painters: Wim Heldens and Rob de Lange from the Netherlands; one artist from the Russian Federation who dares to come out of anonymity for the first time: Sergei Svetlakov; and one sculptor: Marcel Julius Joosen, also Dutch.

Jan 2016       
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From January through March 2016 Getto Food & Drinks in Amsterdam will show works by Russian born artist Abby Jo under the title “The Devil is in the Details.” In her artworks Abby Jo aims to explore notions of eccentricity and extravagance blended with naive playfulness. Her works fuse features of baroque excessiveness, apparent precision and almost obsessive attention to detail that show her predilection for patterns and decorative ornaments.

Jan 2016       
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Untill March 13, 2016, an exhibition with and about transgenders can be visited in the Amsterdam Museum: Transmission. The museum closely cooperated with the trans community in the city to show what is going on in the community. The exhibition shows portraits, personal possessions, and has an audio tour in which transgenders narrate.

Dec 2015       
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From December 14, 2015 until June 28, 2016, the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum presents the exhibition “Benno Premsela - Max Heymans: Men with Guts and Style.” The exhibition is about the life and works of designer and interior architect Benno Premsela (1920-1997) and couturier Max Heymans (1917-1997). Their history is an optimistic story of resilience and form in the Netherlands in the second half of the twentieth century.

Dec 2015       
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The Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam saw the presentation of “Your Daily Male 2016”. “Your Daily Male” is a new gallery MooiMan male-art publication. What is the story behind this wonderful tear-off calendar full of male art?

Nov 2015       
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The artist working under the name Rex is one of the most legendary contemporary gay artists, and is known for his laborious monochrome ink dot technique and his very explicit depictions of excesses in the SM and fetish scene. His work is considered so “perverse” that it was not included in the recently published Bruno Gmünder coffee table book “Stroke: From Under the Mattress to Out in the Open,” even though this is dedicated to erotic and pornographic gay artists from the second half of the twentieth century, taking their works from the hidden into the public domain.

Nov 2015       
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Everyone knows the happy little figures by Keith Haring, but many people got to know the other side of his work during the AIDS crisis. Long before he died of AIDS in 1990, he was world-famous and one of the most well-known gay artists. And not just in the United States. His first exhibition in Europe took place in Rotterdam, as early as 1982. This city now hosts the exhibition “Keith Haring: the Political Line!”

Oct 2015       
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The individuals behind Project ZuiderBurg are photoshop-artist Gabriel Batenburg and photographer René Zuiderveld. Although they were already connected through Facebook, they actually met for the first time in the streets in the center of Amsterdam.

Oct 2015       
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With the exhibition “Homosexuality_ies,” the Schwules Museum and the Deutsches Historisches Museum, both in Berlin, present the first comprehensive show on the history, politics and culture of homosexuality. The exhibition thematizes society’s handling of homosexuality in light of social, legal and scientific repression. It follows the gradual process of emancipation from the late eighteenth century into the present.

Sep 2015       
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Last year, the organizer of Pink Wednesday, Sander Ederveen, was approached to do something in Nijmegen with all the photos that are archived for the Pride Photo Award. And while Amsterdam is preparing for the 2015 award, people are looking back on the successful first edition of Pride Photo Nijmegen.

Sep 2015       
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“Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play,” which opened on June 14 at New York’s Artists Space, is one of the most comprehensive Tom of Finland survey exhibitions to date, spanning six decades to include more than 180 drawings, 1930s childhood paper dolls, the full set of 1940s gouaches along with triptychs, individual drawings, storyboards and over 300 reference pages.

Aug 2015       
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For the second time, Gallery MooiMan will be showcasing itself at Amsterdam Pride - now with the Erotic Male in Art. From Friday, July 24 to Sunday, August 2, the top floor of Gays & Gadgets will be the domain of tough men in art who will show themselves from every possible perspective; visual, tactile and olfactory.

Jul 2015       
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Till the beginning of September, Getto Food and Drinks in Amsterdam will be showing the photo series “Te And Jef - Story Of A Love” by Swiss-Dutch photographer Patrick Rohr.

Jul 2015       
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This year, Gallery MooiMan organizes a four-part series of exhibitions in which thematic visions on the male in international art are displayed. With these exhibitions, the gallery wants to show how versatile the theme “the male” can be in art. The first part, “The new Figurative Men,” was on show this spring. Later this year, it will be followed by “The New Classic Men.”

Jul 2015       
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From the 1960s onwards to Gerard Reve’s death in 2006, photographer Eddy Posthuma regularly visited the popular (gay) author to portray him, sometimes on assignment from a newspaper or publisher, but also on his own initiative. Reve loved to pose, and wanted to look good on the picture.

Jun 2015       
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At the opening of the exhibition “‘Gijsen, flikker op!’, the Reverend Gremdaat, one of the alter egos of comedian and author Paul Haenen, delivered a sermon De bisschop en het ontstaan van Roze Zaterdag” (Gijsen Piss Off: The Bishop and the Emergence of Pink Saturday).

May 2015       
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The Biblical Museum (Bijbels Museum) hosts the special photo exhibition 'I BELIEVE I AM GAY’ about religion and homosexuality as of Friday, March 13. In this exhibition, photographers Hadas Itzkovitch and Anya Lit show 37 photographic portraits of homosexual and lesbian Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists.

Apr 2015       
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Someone once asked a very young Maurice Heerdink what he wanted to be when he grew up. “A millionaire or an artist,” was the answer. “Why didn’t I become a millionaire?,” the now nearly sixty-year-old sighs in the recently published book “The Art of Maurice Heerdink.” It becomes clear from the publication of this retrospective that one of the futures Heerdink saw for himself in his youth did come true.

Apr 2015       
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This spring, Gallery MooiMan organizes a series of exhibitions in which thematic visions on the male in art are displayed. The tripartite exhibition’s first part, “Masculin Masters: the New Figurative Men,” will not only show works by prominent artists such as Daniel Barkley (Canada), but will also see the launch of the eighth book published by the gallery - a biography of Cornelius McCarthy.

Feb 2015       
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When it was announced in the spring of 2014 that the Finnish postal service would issue later that year a series of stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991), people reacted with disbelief in blogs. A lot of people thought it was a hoax.

Feb 2015       
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This year, it is twenty-five years ago the Berlin Wall fell. Shortly after the First World War, Berlin was at the center of creative and social developments. This came to an abrupt end when the Nazis came to power.

Dec 2014       
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At the moment, the exhibition “The Aesthetic of Man” can be seen at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition is put together by Diederick van der Lee (26), and its theme is the image of men through the eyes of men. The show sheds new light on the collection of the museum, which houses the archeological collection of the University of Amsterdam.

Sep 2014       
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Getto Food & Drinks is not only renowned for its delicious cocktails, but also for its mouth-watering hamburgers that are named after famous drag queens from the Amsterdam scene.

Aug 2014       
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Earlier this year, René Smith showed drawings, paintings and collages under the title “Manorama” at the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division in New York. On the occasion of this exhibition, Abi wrote on gayletter.com: “When I saw this body of work for the first time, I got the impression that it was created by a gay man

Jul 2014       
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In the spring of 1908 and in a rush, artist Sascha Schneider had to leave Weimar, where he was working as a professor of Nude Drawing at the Großherzoglich Sächsische Kunstschule. He wrote about this to Karl May, a writer friend, in June 1908: “You must have heard the official reasons of my farewell to Weimar. I left not only Weimar, but Germany with great reluctance and entirely involuntary.

Jun 2014       
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