Tag Archive | Netherlands

Dutch couples mark 20th anniversary of first same-sex marriages

(Reuters) – Twenty years ago, Dutch couple Gert Kasteel and Dolf Pasker made history when they tied the knot in the world’s first legally-recognised same-sex wedding in the Netherlands. They were among four gay couples – three male and one female – to be married shortly after midnight by the mayor of Amsterdam on April […]

Netherlands to compensate trans victims of sterilisation

Netherlands to compensate trans victims of sterilisation

The Dutch government has agreed to pay about 2,000 trans people, who had to undergo sterilisation to legally change their gender, 5,000 euros ($5,993) each in compensation. Until 2014, Dutch trans people who wished to amend the gender on their birth certificate first had to be sterilised, and to alter their bodies, through hormones and […]

Netherlands: Criminal network helping Ugandan asylum seekers fake being LGBT

Netherlands: Criminal network helping Ugandan asylum seekers fake being LGBT

The Dutch government has said it will reassess the cases of dozens of Ugandans granted asylum, after it uncovered a criminal network that helped would-be refugees from the country fake their sexual orientation. The Netherlands started accepting asylum claims from LGBT+ Ugandans in 2014, when the African country briefly introduced the death penalty for [homosexuality] […]

Netherlands mulls erasing gender from ID cards

Netherlands mulls erasing gender from ID cards

As countries around the world debate the vexed issue of how to reflect gender in official documents, the Netherlands is looking at a more radical solution – doing away with it altogether. The proposal to remove the category from Dutch identity cards by 2025 came in a letter to parliament this month, and is part […]

Watch: Amsterdam Pride LiveFeed from 12 noon CEST (11am Irish Time)

Watch: Amsterdam Pride LiveFeed from 12 noon CEST (11am Irish Time)

Amsterdam Gay Pride is one of the world’s best and most fun pride festivals, and this year, wherever you are in the world, you can take part in the fun! Zoomin.TV is broadcasting this year’s Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade, with English-language commentators covering the event from 11am Dublin/London time, which is midday Central European Summer Time. […]

Gig Review: Wallis Bird @ The Academy, Dublin

Gig Review: Wallis Bird @ The Academy, Dublin

The wonderfully talented Wallis Bird performed last night at The Academy on Dublin’s Middle Abbey Street to a packed house, and those who attended were delighted with the evening’s events. While promoting her new album, Architect, Wallis kicked off the Irish leg of her European tour with a fantastic mix of both new material and some […]

Dutchmen Detained Under Anti-Gay Law in Northern Russia

Dutchmen Detained Under Anti-Gay Law in Northern Russia

Four documentary makers from the Netherlands have been detained by Russian authorities under the country’s new anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law, making them the first non-Russians to be in danger of breaking the new law. According to the Russian LGBT Network: “Police compiled reports on the violation of rules of stay in the territory of Russia and […]

Touching The Undutchable

Joseph Kearney talks to Menno Kuijper, who returns to Dublin for the third time with a Dutch flavour of gay theatre. The Undutchable: Tales of The Nether Regions is the latest offering by Dutch born, but UK based, Menno Kuijper, for this year’s International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. It is Menno’s third time to bring a show to […]