Rainbow Flags At Half-Staff In Solidarity With Russian Gays During Putin’s Visit to the Netherlands

By: Sunday April 7, 2013 2:40 pm

Rainbow flags were flown at half-staff in the Netherlands on Sunday in protest of Russia’s draconian anti-gay policies. The protest was prompted by the expected arrival on Monday of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will be in the Netherlands to discuss trade and other issues with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.  The Netherlands is Russia’s [...]

The Netherlands celebrates 10 years of marriage equality

By: Friday April 1, 2011 12:38 pm

Today marks the 10th anniversary of marriage equality in the Netherlands.  At midnight on April 1, 2001, Amsterdam’s mayor Job Cohen officiated at the marriage ceremony of four gay and lesbian couples.  The event is widely viewed as a turning point in the worldwide struggle for gay equality. Ten years on, I can say that [...]

Dutch Christian schools start teaching respect and empathy for gays

By: Monday January 4, 2010 7:00 am

I have become convinced that pretending homosexuality doesn’t exist is not an option. …It does exist.  Gay teachers work at each of the four Reformed schools and there are students with homosexual feelings.  We want these students have a good school experience, they are allowed to exist. – Huib van Leeuwen, President of the Reformed [...]

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