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It is a platitude: porn is “in the eye of the beholder.” For me, certain Adidas apparel is porn, with or without content. This content preferably consists of attractive young men, and I prefer smooth and shiny apparel. Adidas offers much variation, and apart from the shorts and shirts that have a nice shine, there are two types of outfits I find exciting: the Chiles serving the lower end of the market, for example for the Surinamese and Moroccans.

Jan 2015       
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New Yorker is an international German clothing store chain that was founded in 1971. At New Yorker, you find denim, sports and streetwear for fashion-conscious trendsetters who do not want to pay too much.

Jan 2015       
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Dutch professional football players think that the behaviour of supporters and the macho culture are the main reasons for homophobia in Dutch professional football. Therefore, according to 82 percent of the contract players, it is very difficult to come out of the closet.

Dec 2014       
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Professionals are sometimes worried about the development of children of LGBT's. However, research shows that the welfare of children from 'pink families' is at the same level, or sometimes even on a higher level than the welfare of their peers.

Dec 2014       
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The street and sportswear label Timezone was founded in 1993 and stands for products that combine a natural lifestyle with ground-breaking design and complete authenticity. The brand is inspired by the cultural diversity of different time zones all over the globe.

Dec 2014       
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Itamar (49) and David (50) are the proud fathers of Aron (11) and Esther (9) in co-parenthood with a lesbian couple. Early on, the Israeli Itamar wanted to have children. He always had a spare girlfriend ready under the motto “if you do not get married, I want to have a child with you.”

Nov 2014       
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The list of designers who showed their menswear collections for the upcoming autumn and winter season in Paris last January, was long. They came from various countries, such as Colombia , Croatia, Denmark, Germany and Italy. Paris serves as an international platform and showcase of what menswear has to offer.

nov 2014       
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This is what six passengers on the Moroccan boat during the Canal Parade wrote. They thus react to the negative response that the boat aroused in the Moroccan community in The Netherlands, and the lack of support for the Moroccan boat from Moroccan organizations.

okt 2014       
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For the first time ever, gays will be allowed to participate in the traditional parade on St. Patrick's Day in New York as a separate group. The ban on the participation of gays had become a divisive political element in the American city .

okt 2014       
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The Italian fashion industry is one of the most important industrial sectors in Italy. Worldwide, it is also a large player, particularly in the high-end and luxury segment. In 2011, the total turnover of the Italian fashion industry was approximately 63.5 billion euro, especially because of growth in foreign markets like America and Asia.

sep 2014       
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Portuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo introduced his own underwear line in cooperation with the Danish textile group JBS: CR7 by Christiano Ronaldo. For this celebrated sports star, it is the very first step into fashion design.

aug 2014       
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The German fashion label New Yorker is on its way to become one of Europe’s biggest. At the moment, it has more than a thousand shops in thirty-nine countries worldwide.

jul 2014       
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The street & sportswear label Timezone stands for products that combine a natural lifestyle with ground breaking design and complete authenticity. Instead of dressing up, Timezone dresses, and emphasizes the wearer’s own style and uniqueness.

mei 2014       
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The government has decided to set up a state committee for parenthood re-evaluation to deal with legal issues concerning parenthood, co-parenting, multiple parents and surrogacy. This State Committee has been set up partly because of COC's plea for better legal protection of families with multiple parents.

apr 2014       
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The Bible Belt is an umbrella term for those areas in The Netherlands where orthodox-Christians, or the pietistic reformed (also called “refo’s”), represent a significant part of the population. Like a ribbon, the Bible Belt extends from the Zeeland islands via the central rivers and the Veluwe to places such as Staphorst, Rijssen, and Urk. Refo’s belong to reformed denominations such as the Gereformeerde Gemeente, the Hersteld Hervormde Kerk and the Gereformeerde Bond in de Hervormde Kerk.

apr 2014       
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Because of their timeless character and French knowhow, luxury goods that are “made in France” are well-known for quality. Products from famous French brands depend on their historical legacy and prestige, and are synonymous with quality. According to Bernard Arnault (CEO of L.V.M.H.), “a brand should be build up slowly and with a lot of patience.”

apr 2014       
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The city of Milan and the Italian fashion industry want to become leading in the international world of fashion again. They want to be able to compete with other fashion capitals, such as Paris, New York and London. For this, six proposals were written, including proposals for the development of more resources for creativity, for investments in the city itself, and tax incentives. With the slogan “Enjoy Milan,” the image and quality of life in the city needs to be improved, notwithstanding the international fashion events.

apr 2014       
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Why are men with beards hot, and where does this fascination come from? Are men with beards more attractive and trustworthy, and do they command respect? Is the beard in all its different shapes a form of expression and creativity, or is it a kind of rebellion?

mrt 2014       
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Last December, president Obama announced that the American delegation to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will consist of, among others, the tennis player Billie Jean King, and ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, both openly lesbian, and also of figure skater Brian Boitano, who won Olympic Gold in 1988. Shortly after Obama’s announcement, Boitano told the Associated Press he is gay. He admitted that he never wanted to give out such a statement, as he wanted his private life to remain private, and that his homosexuality is only part of his identity.

feb 2014       
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On January 14, Get a Room, a monthly event in Utrecht and Amsterdam, organizes a film and discussion night about cruising. Cruising seems inevitably connected to gay sexual culture. Men go out and cruise other men to have casual sex and quite often lots of it. It’s anonymous, it’s easy, it’s hot and always available, what more do you need?

jan 2014       
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Senior homosexuals and lesbians: it is a group that wasn’t very visible for a long time. Gay emancipation was not their thing. They saw it happening, but often did not feel comfortable with it. The advocates of emancipation were a lot younger and more direct and confrontational than they were. A lot has changed in just a few years. In 2006, some organizations (COC Netherlands, the Netherlands center for social development Movisie, the seniors association ANBO, and the disbanded gay health organization Schorer) decided to do something for this “forgotten group” of homosexual seniors.

dec 2013       
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For a respectable brand such as Burberry, it is striking to see that this brand in particular is showing a lot of animal prints. A total mixture of leopard, tiger and cheetah prints. Classic costumes and trench coats become less formal by wearing them with leopard print shoes. Sometimes only the collars are in animal print. Show-stoppers are the trench coats that are completely in leopard print, but it remains to be seen if those will actually make it to the stores.

dec 2013       
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In Germany, babies can now have a neuter gender registration since November 1, 2013. This is an important step for new-borns with gender ambiguity. COC Netherlands is of the opinion that the German measure is ‘a step in the right direction,’ but wants to take it one step further by also making it possible for adults who feel they are neither a man nor a woman. So far, the Dutch government's promise to the COC to investigate this possibility has not been kept.

dec 2013       
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At the moment, our focus is on the developments in the Russian Federation. But Putin’s homophobia does not only have to do with the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church. Stalin’s legacy plays an equally important part. Just as Hitler put a stop to the comparatively tolerant attitude towards homosexuality in the Weimar Republic, Stalin put a stop to the last remnants of freedom after the October revolution of 1917.

dec 2013       
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A recent survey of well-to-do Chinese consumers revealed that Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior are their favorite French luxury brands. France remains the target group’s favorite destination in Europe. Chinese men represent fifty-five percent of the Chinese luxury product market, far above the general average of forty percent. This makes them a highly interesting target group for European luxury brands. Yet, there is a limit to the seemingly unstoppable increase of Chinese prosperity.

nov 2013       
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Twenty-five years now, the Dutch government has an active policy on the emancipation of GLBT citizens. In those years, different “interventions” were developed for the emancipation of this group. New research shows that there are many interventions available, particularly when it comes to increasing the level of acceptance, but that in most cases, the effectiveness of these projects is hardly ever evaluated.

okt 2013       
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The revenue in the Italian fashion industry has only seen a decrease of five percent to sixty billion Euros over 2012. “We are back at the revenue level of 2010,” says Mario Borselli, head of Milan’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. “And that isn’t too bad if you consider the impact of the global credit crunch. To us, the challenge has not been an easy one.

sep 2013       
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Why is it that the term fetishism still evokes sniggers? And why is it that psychiatrists and most people still think it is a pathological abnormality? Gert Hekma explains the image and argues in favor of a society that is more open to fetishism.

sep 2013       
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‘We Know Your Secret!’ Hannah (21) grew up in a co-parenting construction of a gay couple and a straight woman. “I liked living in two houses, I was used to it, and was never homesick on school trips. And I learned how to plan!” Steven had a strong desire to have children, but his partner Jan did not want any.

sep 2013       
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“Cheap wine, masturbation, cinema,” Céline writes. "There’s no more wine, and there are no cinemas here. Existence is getting rather boring." According to Dutch author Gerard Reve in his “Poem for Doctor Trimbos” from “Nader tot U” (Nearer to Thee; 1966). It’s remarkable that, in the course of time, all three of these recreational activities have been subjected to criticism to a greater or lesser extent.

aug 2013       
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The French swim wear label Vilebrequin comes from sunny Saint-Tropez. The label came into existence in 1971, at a time this seaside resort was still entertainment for the “happy few.” Outside on the pavement of Café Sénéquier, sketches are made that are inspired on surf wear. Totally different from what was acceptable swim wear in those days.

jul 2013       
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Since 1981, the acceptance of homosexuality in European countries has increased. The last few years, however, this increase has leveled off. In Scandinavian counties and Western European countries, such as The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, the majority of the population has no problem with homosexuality, while in Eastern European countries, such as Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Baltic countries and Russia, the majority of the population still disapproves.

jul 2013       
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Every season, a number of colors are, remarkably simultaneous, used in different collections. This time, the use of metallic fabrics and bright fluorescent colors is striking. Often, these trends (meant for the general public) eventually are followed by well-known fashion chains.

jun 2013       
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According to COC Netherlands, it is 'crucial' for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT's) at faith schools that the Dutch Lower House wants to end the so-called single fact construction. This is the response of the COC, which has been fighting for the abolition of this section of the law for years, on the private member's bill by D66, VVD, PvdA, SP, and GroenLinks.

jun 2013       
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“Homosexuality and sports, it’s a complicated issue,” Wil Verschoor, manager of the participation project at knowledge center Movisie in Utrecht says. “It is chiefly because often it is not seen as a problem. If you address the issue at sports clubs, they will say: everyone is welcome, we do not discriminate.”

mei 2013       
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‘I Knew I Wouldn’t Give Up Before I Had Children’. In September 2012, Jacco (33) and his boyfriend Martijn (42) became the happy fathers of a beautiful twin, with the help of an egg cell donor and a surrogate.

mei 2013       
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From a cone bra made out of newspaper for his teddy bear Nana, to the iconic cone bra corset he made for Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour, sixty-year-old Jean Paul Gaultier has come a long way. Now he is rewarded with an exhibition of his large body of work. “I think it is an honor to show my work here.”

mei 2013       
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For now, Finland will be the only Scandinavian country that has not opened up marriage to same-sex couples. A parliamentary committee voted against the proposal to legalise same-sex marriages, making it impossible to bring the bill before the full legislature for consideration.

mei 2013       
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France is still destination number one for rich Chinese consumers. The French brands Chanel, Christian Dior en Louis Vuitton are the most popular among these well-to-do Chinese men and women. China is the most important player in keeping the wheels of the worldwide luxury market turning.

apr 2013       
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To Italy the fashion industry is one of its most important sectors, and Italy is an important player on global level. Especially the more exclusive fashion and luxury products are doing well all over the world.

apr 2013       
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Research on Sexual Diversity Stereotypes, Two thirds of secondary school pupils keep their distance from homosexual fellow pupils, or feel insecure about contact with them. Thirty two percent doesn’t want to sit next to a homosexual classmate. Only one third thinks that homosexuality is “a natural sexual orientation.”

mrt 2013       
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About Co-Parenting of a Gay Couple and a Straight Woman Claudio and Lorenzo are five and seven, and have two fathers. That is very convenient according to Claudio: “One daddy can go to work, and the other daddy can take care of us. And the other way around the next day.”

Mar 2013       
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The lifestyle brand “Gant” is launching a new underwear collection for the critical male shopper. The high-quality and colorful line of underwear consists of Basic and Seasonal items, combining sporty design with classical details.

Feb 2013       
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From Amsterdam comes the new, young and fresh life style label “A Fish Named Fred,” for the kind of man who doesn’t take himself too seriously and is continuously looking for his next exciting adventure.

Dec 2012       
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Insecure economic times ask for stable colors in fashion, such as camel and grey. Though black is always the ultimate favorite, and never absent in any men’s collection, many labels now offer nice combinations with camel and grey. Lanvin is really the proportion pioneer when it comes to men’s silhouette: wide, round and overhanging shoulders, and pants with a raised waistband, to counter-balance the favorite narrow body-hugging silhouette of today. The knitted sweaters from Jil Sander are beautiful and minimalist with the simple image of extinct dinosaurs.

Nov 2012       
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The enormous budget cuts are curbing consumers’ spending pattern. These measures are dampening the economic growth in the Euro countries. This splits the fashion industry in two segments, focusing either on the cheap and affordable or on luxury. “Only the market for luxury products is booming nowadays. Consumers are prepared to pay for luxury,” says the German designer Wolfgang Joop.

Nov 2012       
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Tin the television program ‘Villa Vanthilt’ the Flemish Minister of Education and Equal Opportunity Pascal Smet said he wants to target homophobia on and around the football field together with the soccer federation.

Nov 2012       
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The Spanish banking crisis, the real-estate crash in Ireland and the Greek debt crisis keep all European countries in a suffocating grip. So economies falter, markets become nervous and pessimistic consumers are unwilling to spend money. How important can expensive designer wear be in these uncertain times?

Oct 2012       
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One of the most beautiful shops in Haarlem, a city teeming with beautiful ones, is Gentle, the men’s underwear store in Anegang 25, in the centre of town. The premises date from about 1900. Cotex opened its doors there in 1945. They sold old-fashioned lace corsets — the merchandise was downstairs, the ladies could go upstairs to try on —, but the demand for this breath-taking article decreased, and when in 1988 Elly Koelman took over Cotex, it was clear to hear that things should change.

Sep 2012       
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Margot Weiss’s “Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality” (Duke University Press 2011) purports to be an ethnography of the Bay Area BDSM scene, but it isn’t. There is not one play scene described, there is not one orgasm reported.

Aug 2012       
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The men’s underwear label Vavoom is proudly Dutch. The company’s second collection of seven limited edition Vavoom boxers has a remarkable new fit, perfectly packaging the contents. And that’s exactly what Vavoom is focused on, the contents, says founder Jan Kessels.

Aug 2012       
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The Danish jeans label HE BLEND introduces a new capsule design every month, so as to present a collection as wide and varied as possible.

Jul 2012       
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In 2011 the total income of the Italian fashion labels amounted to sixty-three billion Euros. The ‘made in Italy’ tag is clearly doing well internationally. But the ongoing euro crisis hangs like a dark cloud over the Italian fashion landscape. “The most evident aspect of the current economic situation is the utter uncertainty of the future,” says Mario Boselli of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.

Apr 2012       
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For many people March is the month to go on holiday. Well, from the 20th till the 27th of March there is the EuroSkiPride Event in Saalbach. A winter sports and party week for gays and lesbians from all over Europe. This ski resort has been awarded “Best Aprčs Ski Resort In The Alps.”

There will be several parties like the Snowballs and Snowgirls Party and the white dress code party the Snowkings versus Snowqueens Event. There are parties every night of the week.

Mar 2012       
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A good sweater is like a second home in which you feel safe and comfortable. And if it’s of good quality it will last for years and years. A sweater is a classic of all times, indispensable in every wardrobe. Especially now that the economic situation is so dire, the sweater has become a rock-solid piece of clothing, to hide in and find shelter from an insecure world.

Feb 2012       
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Humans like to decorate themselves. Both the tattoo and the piercing have an extremely long history. The 5000 year old ice mummy Ötzi, discovered in an Austrian glacier in 1991, not only showed remnants of what must have been tattoos, but also had several holes in his ears of some ten millimeters. Ear piercings have practically always been around in Europe.

Jan 2012       
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S!LK Jewelry

The Dutch jewelry label S!LK is inspired by the chemistry of intriguing Asia and her collection of silver jewelry supports the community trade of this continent. With a firm dedication to Fair Trade these robust pieces are handmade and of high quality natural materials. The jewelry is designed in Holland and made by craftsmen in Asia.

Jan 2012       
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Fashion without black is unimaginable. Since the Japanese designers introduced it in the eighties on the European catwalks, black has been a favorite element for a statement. It’s absolutely timeless and easily survives season after season. Different materials produce different blacks. It’s mystery and cult, it can be combined with every other color. And it sells, so it’s no surprise that almost all designers take it up in most of their collections.

Dec 2011       
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2009 was the year in which consumers kept a tight hand on their purse. In 2010 things improved, showing a global wealth increase of approximately eight percent to the record amount of 75,000 billion euro. And in 2011, the “shame of luxury” should become a thing of the past, with a return to normal levels of luxury goods consumption.

Nov 2011       
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For many Italian fashion labels the aftermath of the global crisis is finally almost over. Many already booked huge profits over 2010. Relieved, they start looking at the future and at the emerging markets of India, Russia and China.

The Italian luxury industry expects to reach the levels of the time before the global crisis again at the end of this year; 2007 as well as the beginning of 2008 were the best ever. The demand for luxury products has been going up and they expect a turnover increase of eight percent to a total value of 164 billion pounds.

Oct 2011       
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