Gay News issue 307, March 2017 (12)
In the New Issue of Gay News 308 April 2017
Tony Duvert: The Sad Ending of a Promising Writer
Gilles Sebhan’s “Retour à Duvert” (Paris: Dilettante, 2015) is a very good essay on the love for boys and Tony Duvert, who Edmund White once called the best gay author of his time. Between 1967 and 1989, Duvert (1945-2008) wrote twelve books (nine novels and three essays), mostly published by Éditions du Minuit, the publishing house of the (experimental) Nouveau novel. read more
Letter from Brussels: License to (Un)safe Fuck?
Dear Neighbors to the North, Do I think that PrEP should be reimbursed by the RIZIV (the Belgian public health insurance)? It’s a trick question, as most people know what I do professionally, and how the subject sometimes involves me. They try to figure out my position on the subject, knowing that I’m gay. This is perhaps a reason to expect an appropriate answer from me?read more
Cheers Queers! Getto Turns Twenty-One
Meaty burgers named after Amsterdam drag queens? Rainbow unicorn cookies? Fries sprinkled with fairy dust? Clit Tease cocktails? And a white cat called Elvis with “David Bowie eyes”? Amsterdam’s Getto is beautifully heterogeneous for a gay establishment.read more
Municipality of Tholen to Implement LGBT Policy
The municipality of Tholen in the Zeeland province will dedicate itself to the advancement of social acceptance and safety of LGBTs, and in particular of LGBT youth. It is a remarkable step, as in recent years the municipality has been in the news because of its LGBT unfriendly policies.read more
Siegfried Wagner: Bayreuth’s ‘Fairy’ Crown Prince
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.read more
Reijers World: We’re gonna make you our little slut
“Wanna go to my place later?” Paul whispered in my ear. We were at the Amstel Taveerne. “It is ten o’clock, and Wim is probably at home now.” I was fascinated by Paul’s large moustache. It was also obvious he was going to the gym regularly. At precisely that time, we got some more beers.read more
Getting to Know People - Within A.S.V. Gay and Beyond
A.S.V.Gay’s winter months are almost, but not entirely behind us. After all the wonderful activities organized by the committee members over the past few months, it was our job as the board to put the members in the limelight at the Day of the Committee. The day is meant as an opportunity to give thanks to it. read more
Gay Cinema in Perspective
In Hollywood, homosexuals were always hiding. That this is beyond doubt is backed up by research. Author Adrian Stahlecker takes us to Hollywood in a disarming way. From the very beginnings of Hollywood, to the industry as it is now.
Dutch Christian Democrats in Favour of Legal Ban on LGBTI Discrimination
The CDA party convention unanimously backed a proposal on the inclusion of an explicit prohibition of LGBTI discrimination in the Constitution. With this, a majority in parliament for such a ban is finally in sight. The COC has urged the CDA (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) to do so, and is extremely happy with the party’s decision.read more
Pink Movie Days 2017: Twentieth Edition Amsterdam GLBTQ Film Festival
It is time to clear the schedule again and watch the most beautiful, interesting and tantalizing gay cinema available. This year is the festival’s twentieth edition from March 9-19. Cinema Het Ketelhuis on the Westergasterrein will be the GLBTQ hotspot again for eleven days. This anniversary edition features more than 130 entries, so you will be glued to your seat.read more
Gay Parenthood: ‘Why Won’t I Become A Grandmother?’
A young gay man tells his parents about his sexual orientation, and one of the first things that springs to mind of his mother is: “But that means I won’t become a grandmother.” Hopefully this idea is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and changes into: “Fortunately we live in the Netherlands in the year 2017, and I’m curious to see whether you’ll end up having children, and how that will happen.”read more
Amsterdam Bear Weekend 2017
The annual invasion of Amsterdam by Bears is almost at hand! From March 2-6, the city will revolve around the Amsterdam Bear Weekend 2017, with as usual a diverse program.read more
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