Step away from the commercial hype of Amsterdam as we welcome you to the alternative parts of the nightlife. Get a queer eye perspective and experience the soul of the city’s queer community in a thrilling LGBTQ+ fun-filled evening. ( LGBTQ+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others)Read more
Want to experience Amsterdam from a historic and gay perspective? Come and join my Rainbow Stroll around the heart of the traditional old and gay centre of Amsterdam. I’m going to show you my favorite shops, spots, restaurants and—of course—gay bars, from the old and dirty to the fresh and glittery. I’m a storyteller, and I would love to show you my city and tell you personal & historic stories, fun & facts, about historic and LGBTQ Amsterdam. You can ask me anything, and I will take you on a trip down memory lane with some scenes of my personal life that took place in the pink heart of my city. Please feel very welcome—the rainbow is for everyone.
We’ll start at Homomonument—the first monument in the world dedicated to the gay and lesbian victims of the Holocaust. We’ll walk through historic Amsterdam and enjoy the scenery while I tell you about the gay history of the city. We’ll see the canals, the palace on Dam Square, and the Red Light District. Henk will enlighten you about being gay in the 17th Century and about prosecution during the centuries and how gay men and women found ways to live their lives. He takes you back to 1970 when social revolution and a gay writer paved the way for a thriving gay life in Amsterdam as Gay Capital. We’ll end the tour at Café ‘t Mandje, a gay bar that opened in 1927.Read more
We will start at the Saratoga Hotel and walk to the Fraternity Park, a reference point for the LGBT and Trans culture of the city and of which there is even representation in the cinema, then we will walk to the Central Park and on the way we will talk about the evolution of the LGBT representation in art in Cuba, once in Central Park I will explain about the peaceful proposals made here in favor of equal marriage in 2019, after the end of this part of the experience we will take a car tour around the boardwalk, common meeting place for the community and its importance in the days against homophobia and transphobia. The tour ends at the La Guarida bar-restaurant explaining the architectural and cultural relevance of an emblematic building in Havana and its relationship with LGBT culture through the multi-award-winning film Fresa y Chocolate.Read more
Explore rare and one-of-a-kind original artifacts that tell the story of the voices, pivotal moments and profound community organizing that defined the LGBTQ movement in American history. Begin with a private tour of Stonewall Library, with more than 28 thousand LGBTQ titles representing decades of cutting edge literature and art, and an impressive array of rare and signed works, such as a signed copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, now more than one hundred years old.Read more
Step away from the commercial hype of Lisbon as we welcome you to the alternative parts of the nightlife. Get a queer eye perspective and experience the soul of the city’s queer community in a thrilling LGBTQ+ fun-filled evening. ( LGBTQ+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others)Read more