A lesbian couple was beaten up by two men on a scooter in Amsterdam city center early on Saturday morning. They were walking hand-in-hand on Zandstraat, a narrow alley near Zuiderkerk, at around 5:00 a.m. after a night out when they were attacked, Het Parool reports.
An Ugandan asylum seeker who was staying with the nuns of Missionaries of Charity in Amsterdam, was not allowed to return to the shelter after she revealed that she is a lesbian and helped with the Canal Pride Parade. RozeLinks, the GroenLinks branch focused on LGBTQ rights, is organizing a 'lesbian kissing-in' on August 8th, Savanna Koolen of Rozelinks said to Het Parool.
A lesbian couple was attacked and severely assaulted by three men in Groningen during the early hours of Sunday morning. An open letter posted on Facebook by one of the couple's friends took the internet by storm. Janet hopes that her story will make people aware that homophobia exists, even in the Netherlands.
Utrecht is the first city in the Netherlands to install LGBT-friendly traffic lights. From Tuesday night the traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing at the Daalsesingel and Knipstraat will show two same-sex characters
About 200 thousand students and teachers of more than 600 Dutch schools wore purple clothes on Friday as a symbol against discrimination and hatred for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders
The situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Russia has deteriorated so much that the Netherlands how considers them a "risk group". For this reason the Netherlands has made it easier for Russian homosexuals to find asylum here.
It seems that Amsterdam may be losing its title as gay capital to Barcelona. Spain is currently the most popular European destination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers. This group contributes an estimated $6.8 billion to the Spanish economy, according to figures from LGBT capital. Almost three times as much as the $2.3 billion euros contributed to the Dutch economy.
The parents of Saskia Jacobs, who died of an overdose, claim their daughter was deliberately drugged by her girlfriend at the time during a "wild lesbian sex party" a year ago, according to RTVNH. The official cause of death says Saskia dying of an overdose of GHB, but the parents see this as an unlikely event.
Youth's attitude towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has become less dismissive in the recent years. Even though the negative conduct has decreased, there is still no complete acceptance of sexual minorities.
The mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen, has been forced to apologize to a lesbian columnist, Monique Samuel, after he made an insensitive comment about her sexual preference. Samuel, a publicist and political scientist, felt hurt by what the mayor said during a discussion on Liberation Day.
Advocates of gay rights of Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese and Antillean communities will sail along on the boat of the government during Gay Pride. Minister Jet Bussemaker of Emancipation wants to show that it is also okay for minorities to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.