Topics :: Netherlands

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Media Taken in By Dutch "Gay-Only" Village Hoax

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 20
Dutch and foreign media were taken in by an elaborate hoax regarding the construction of a "gay-only" village outside of Tilburg.

Double Reality :: Bringing Humanity to Life in ’Lebensraum’

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Apr 8
Director Jakop Ahlbom discusses his darkly comic homage to the silent film auteur Buster Keaton, "Lebensraum." In this surreal and dialogue-free play, two male inventors run into problems when they create a mechanical doll to help them keep house.

Dutch Diplomat Beaten in Moscow

INTERNATIONAL | By Lynn Berry | Oct 16
A Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, an attack that threatened to further sour relations between the two countries following the arrest of a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands.

Turkey, Dutch Leaders Spar Over Boy’s Foster Case

FAMILY | By Mike Corder | Mar 21
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte bluntly rejected an appeal Thursday by his Turkish counterpart for ministerial-level talks over the case of a boy taken from his Turkish parents in the Netherlands and placed in the foster care of a lesbian couple.

Did Dutch Catholic Church Castrate Gay Minors to ’Cure’ Them?

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 20
Evidence has surfaced that at least 10 underage boys were castrated by the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in order to "cure homosexuality."

Biking in Amsterdam : The Locals Make It Chic and Easy

By WARREN LEVINSON | Mar 11
This is how I saw the Dutch cyclists. I ride to news assignments, sometimes in jacket and tie, feeling overdressed. I saw well-dressed men riding to work in Amsterdam, and they didn’t seem remotely uncomfortable.

Transsexual graduate to get new Dutch diploma

NATIONAL | Dec 1
A transsexual former student has won a battle to be granted a replacement graduation diploma with his new name and gender printed on it, the University of Amsterdam said Tuesday.

Dutch gays, Catholic church put aside dispute

NATIONAL | Mar 3
Dutch gay rights groups have called for an end to protests against a Catholic church southwest of Amsterdam after it said it would no longer seek to bar homosexuals from taking communion.

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