Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Bill Clinton: There Can Be No “Brexit” In HIV/AIDS Fight

Agence France-Presse reports: Bill Clinton pleaded with the world Friday not to abandon the campaign to rein in the HIV virus which still kills nearly a million people every year and infects twice as many. The world must “hold the line” until a vaccine or cure is found, or face “calamitous” consequences, the US ex-president told the 22nd International AIDS …

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At Amsterdam’s EuroPride Canal Parade [VIDEOS]

Amsterdam was the host city for EuroPride this year and what a party it was. Via the Netherlands Times: The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity, the Gelderlander reports. …

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Watch Amsterdam Airport’s Luggage Roller-Coaster [VIDEO]

Gizmodo raves: “I just cannot stop watching this hypnotizing video created by Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and edited by Thrillist. They strapped a 360-degree camera on a checked bag and documented a dizzying POV as the luggage made its way through an insane maze of elevators, conveyor belts and endless shelves.” You can also control the 360-degree camera on the airport’s …

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Rugby Calendar Men

Clip recap: “The Lowlanders are a gay rugby club in Amsterdam. This is the promo video for the making of their 2014 calendar, proceeds from the sale of which will finance their trip to Sydney to play in the Bingham Cup 27-31 August 2014.” Possibly not work-friendly.

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US Consulate In Amsterdam Issues First Visa For Spouse Of Gay American

On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the immediate availability of visas for the spouses for gay Americans. Two days later the first such document was issued in the Netherlands. From the Facebook page of the US Consulate General, Amsterdam: Mr. Francois Conradie is moving to New York, and visited the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam for his L2 …

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Amsterdam Pride Stands Up For Russia

LGBT people in the Netherlands stood up for their brothers and sisters in Russia at his weekend’s Amsterdam Pride boat parade, where anti-Putin slogans and displays were in heavy evidence. Members of the local Labour Party wore “Gay Pride For Russia” t-shirts. On Saturday, more than 500,000 people attended the 2013 Gay Pride Festival in Amsterdam to celebrate homosexual rights. …

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Topless Protesters & LGBT Activists Accost Vladimir Putin Who Then Denies Russian Oppression Of Gays

Topless protesters from the Ukrainian group FEMEN accosted Russian President Vladimir Putin today at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Three members of the women’s rights group Femen, which has protested against Russia’s detention of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot around Europe, disrupted his visit to a trade fair in the German city of Hanover. They stripped to …

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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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AMSTERDAM: Hundreds March In Protest Of Rise In Anti-Gay Violence

Led by well-known drag performers, hundreds marched in Amsterdam today in protest of the city’s recent rash of violence against LGBT citizens. The rally was organized by the LGBT group Right To Feel Safe. Posters with the details of each of the attacks were affixed to street poles at the incidents’ locations along the march route. A fuller account of …

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American Bigots Take Their Anti-Gay Road Show To Amsterdam

At the World Congress of Families in Amsterdam, Christian activists from the U.S. warned yesterday that homosexuals are planning to squelch religious expression in the name of marriage equality. The comments came from attorney Ben Bull of the Alliance Defense Fund. He warned it is common for Christians and pastors to suffer at the hands of homosexual activists, simply for …

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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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