Tag Archives: Holland

Dutch Men Experience Labor Pains

With the help of a device that simulates the contractions. Click on the “CC” button over at YouTube for captioning in English. (Via Boy Culture)

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HOLLAND: Catholic Abuse Scandal Widens

Holland’s massive child molestation scandal continues to widen as investigators identify hundreds of perpetrators within the Catholic Church. Tens of thousands of children have suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions since 1945, a report says. The report by an independent commission said Catholic officials had failed to tackle the widespread abuse at schools, seminaries and orphanages. But the report ...

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Dutch Anti-Bullying PSA

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Amsterdam Pride’s Canal Parade

Another fab gay event on my bucket list. One of these days.

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Transfer Accelerator

Dutch rail officials call it a “transfer accelerator,” but they concede that the slide on the right of the above stairs is meant to make commuting more playful. I’d totally use it. Video at the link.

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DNA Spray

A business district in Amsterdam has begun using “DNA spray,” an adhesive mist triggered by store clerks, motion detectors, or by remote camera surveillance operators during a robbery or holdup. Chemical markers injected into the mist identify the precise time and location of the incident. “The procedure is simple: during a holdup a nebula of invisible liquid with a synthetic ...

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The Dutch Are PISSED At Gen. Sheehan

Led by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, the Dutch government today blasted retired U.S. Gen. John Sheehan over his claim that gay Dutch soldiers caused the Bosnian genocide. “The remarks were outrageous, wrong and beneath contempt,” Balkenende told a news conference. The Dutch Defense Ministry called Sheehan’s claims “absolute nonsense” and added that gay Dutch soldiers routinely cooperate with the ...

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Gays Protest At Dutch Catholic Church

About 300 protesters, many in pink wigs and shirts, walked out of services at a Catholic church in the Netherlands yesterday in reaction a gay man being denied communion for being a hell-bound sinner. This dispute began during Dutch carnival celebrations earlier in February, when the man chosen to be carnival prince in nearby Reusel was refused communion because of ...

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Openly Lesbian Dutch Speed Skater Ireen Wüst Wins Gold Medal

Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst, who came out as lesbian last October, won the gold medal in last night’s women’s 1500 meter final. Wust, who won the 3,000 and was third in the 1,500 four years ago in Turin, won with a time of 1 minute 56.89 seconds. “Pulling all the pieces together, I’m so proud and happy. I can’t ...

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Afternoon View – S Train

The Times Square-Grand Central shuttle is currently wrapped inside and out to promote Holland.

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Haiti Speech Fail

From Holland’s Comedy Central.

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80’s Flashback

Vanessa, Upside Down (Dizzy Does It Make Me), 1982. Cheese! Camp! Cheesy camp! This clip by Dutch disco queen Vanessa, whose makers obviously watched ONJ’s Physical a few times, was quite popular in gay video bars thanks to all the beefcake. I remember being told that one of the bodybuilders was a gay U.S. porn star, but one of you ...

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Amsterdam’s Mayor Weds NY Couples To Send Message To U.S.

Yesterday the mayor of Amsterdam married five bi-national couples on a gay Pride party boat to send a message to the United States about marriage equality and immigration reform. The mayor of Amsterdam married five American-Dutch gay couples on Saturday in an implicit criticism of the lack of same-sex marriage in many U.S. states. Tens of thousands of spectators cheered ...

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Holland: Schools May Ban Gay Teachers

In what some say is evidence of the increasing influence of Muslims in the Netherlands, a leaked letter from the country’s Council Of State advises that the nation’s state-funded religious schools are allowed to fire gay teachers. The Council of State, the highest advisory body to the Dutch government, says religious schools can exclude gay teachers if they behave in ...

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Dutch Eurovision Entry Threatens Boycott If Moscow Police Stop Gay Pride Parade

Russian gay activists have asked contestants at this weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest to boycott the finals if Moscow police attempt to interfere with the gay pride parade on that day. The lead singer of the Netherlands’ entry, The Toppers, is the first to agree. Dutch singer Gordon has said he will boycott the Eurovision Song Contest if Moscow police use ...

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Erasing Bad Memories

Researchers in Holland think an existing drug can be used to help you erase a specific bad memory, something that could be very useful to victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. Dutch scientists claim to have shown that the beta-blocker propranolol can “erase” unpleasant memories – a discovery which “opens up new avenues for providing a long-term cure for patients with ...

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HIV Attack Trial Underway In Holland

Insanity. Three men have gone on trial in the Netherlands accused of deliberately infecting at least 14 other men with HIV – the virus that causes Aids. The prosecution says the three promoted gay sex parties on the internet, then drugged and raped their guests and injected them with HIV-infected blood. Twelve of the alleged victims have tested positive for ...

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