Homosexuality: It’s about survival – not sex

James O’Keefe validates the existence of homosexuality, from a nature’s point of view, setting in motion the crumbling down of the “against nature argument.” Using the example of his son, he is able to set sail a presentation filled with scientific research and analogies why homosexuality is not a bad thing but simply an evolutionary…

Sounding Gay

The question of voice within the gay community is one of the most enduring and interesting one; begging gay men, of course those that find it relevant, to ask whether they sound gay and what that means and its repercussions. There has been the issue of the connection between lisping and gay men & gay…

Beyond the Comfortable: Queer Politics in Amsterdam

by Corinne Cath, Sacha Hilhorst, Milo Inglehart Gay in 2013 means Frank Ocean, Grindr and Gay Pride. It could mean societal engagement, grassroots protests and raised fists. But in The Netherlands the gay community no longer fights against the big “isms.” Some don’t fight at all anymore. “After the 2001 legalization of gay marriage many…

Race, Sex & Relationships in Amsterdam

by Beril Eski, Ufuk Kâhya Amsterdam is hailed internationally as one of the gay capitals of the world. After Queens Day, Gay Pride day is the biggest celebration in the city. The idea that homosexuality is accepted in Dutch society, and especially Amsterdam, is an idea that many in this city and country are heavily…

Just Business? The Unknown World of Male Prostitution in the Netherlands

by Lily Cheng, Leendert de Die, Eefje de Kroon 1. Introduction The vibrant Red Light District in Amsterdam is one of the most important, but also one of the most controversial tourist attractions in the Netherlands. On all but two small streets, women sell their bodies for sex. In the Barndesteeg and the Bloedstraat, one…

The Weird and Troubling History of Bisexuality Studies

By Kate Hakala | Nerve Today marks the 15th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day — a day dedicated to bringing respect, visibility, and awareness to all people who identify as having fluid identities. Since more than half of the LGBT community is comprised of bisexuals (1.8 percent of the total American population), it’s important to give recognition…