Tag Archives: Netherlands

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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Operator, Get Me Jeebus On The Line

A Dutch performance artist has set up a voicemail account for God, just in case you’d like to leave a few words about the way the Almighty has been running things lately. Van der Dong said he set up the number to give people an opportunity to take pause and contemplate life. “Like praying, leaving a voicemail message is a …

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Disco Power

A nightclub in Rotterdam is using a dance floor that generates energy from the movements of the dancers. If you felt that the atmosphere in the new hip Club Watt was somehow electric, you would be right: Watt has a new type of dance floor that harvests the energy generated by jumps and gyrations and transforms it into electricity. It …

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Dutch Cops Want Legalized Cruising

Dutch police want to legalize sex in public parks in order to reduce gay-bashing. AMSTERDAM, 08/03/08 – The police’s National Diversity Expertise Centre (LECD) wants sex allowed in all public parks in the Netherlands. The police institute has advised the cities to follow the example of Amsterdam, De Telegraaf newspaper reported Friday. In Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, owners of dogs let off …

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Dutch To Fight Homophobia
At Home And Abroad

Saying they “will not shy away from difficult discussions”, the Dutch government has pledged 2.5M euros to fight homophobia at home and abroad. The money will be spent between 2008-2011 and will be used to target young people, mostly Muslim youth in schools and sports organizations. The Dutch also plan to request the legalization of homosexuality from the countries to …

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