Our Top 10 list of the best queer movies in 2021 selected for the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival Roze Filmdagen 2021. Already for 25 years, the biggest Dutch LGBTQ+ film festival is inviting the LGBTQ+ community to see the best, the most popular, and the newest LGBTQ+ movies, shorts, and documentaries. To make sure, you won’t miss any of the great queer movies, shorts, and films from Brazil to Argentina, from Italy to Israel, or from the USA to Iraq, we teamed up with festival director Werner Borkes to select some of the best movies about queer people, love, families and different generations from around the world. In 2021, the LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam will celebrate its 24th-anniversary featuring movies like the Italian movie “Bitter Years”, the US-American film “Cowboys” and the movie “Kojin” from Iraq.
Our Baltic Pride 2017 Tallinn Best Powerful LGBTQ Photos – From Soviet Suppression to Powerful Diversity in 2017, or, why do we still need a Baltic Gay Pride Parade in Europe? If you are really thinking that is an appropriate question in 2017, you are right, at least in the first place. But let us tell you, not every LGBTQ+ person living in a European country has the privilege to live a free, out-of-the-closet life like gays lesbians, queer, bi- or transexuals in Amsterdam, London or Madrid not even imagining the right for equal marriage like recently in Germany. Queer people living in the Baltic States Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia, for instance, are facing homophobic threats every day. They desperately want to be who they are, living a life they want to live, being able to love who they want to. Therefore, this year’s Baltic Pride under the motto “United” took place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Celebrating its 9th edition, Tallinn Pride 2017 was the first Gay Pride Parade in 10 years since it was stopped because members of the LGBTQ+ community has been pelted with eggs, tomatoes and has been physically attacked and beaten up by counter-demonstrators during the parade in 2007. However, Karl and his best friend Sven traveled to Tallinn to support the Baltic Pride Gay Parade, to talk to the LGBTQ+ community and get a feeling how it is to gay travel to Tallinn and Estonia. And let us tell you already right now, the Tallinn Gay Pride Parade 2017 was a great success and exceeded all expectations of the organizers, the over 1800 participants and us gay travelers from Amsterdam. Enjoy our best rainbow photos, videos, and LGBT stories of the Baltic Pride 2017 and see the rainbow colored Tallinn Pride Parade & Festival through a couple of men’s eyes.
Our Top 10 list of the best Queer Movies 2020 selected for the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival Roze Filmdagen 2020. Since 25 years, the biggest Dutch LGBTQ+ film festival is inviting the LGBTQ+ community to see the best new LGBTQ+ related movies. To make sure, you won’t miss any of the great movies and films from the Philippines to Germany, from Argentina to Canada or from Panama to Israel, we teamed up with festival director Werner Borkes to select some of the best movies about queer love, threesome relationships, trans characters and love stories in difficult cultures from around the world. In 2020, the LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam will celebrate its 23rd-anniversary featuring movies like the German movie “Heute oder Morgen”, the trans story from Panama “Todos Cambiamos” and the Canadian movie “Jeune Juliette”.
The best of LA Pride in West Hollywood 2019. It was finally time for our first Gay Pride Festival in summer 2019. After our winter premiere in January at Whistler Pride in Canada, we’ve successfully attended Los Angeles Pride and its colorful queer parade through West Hollywood along Santa Monica Boulevard. And we have to admit, LA Pride in the South Western part of the USA was one of our best gay pride festivals ever! After attending Harvey Milk’s Castro Street Fair in San Francisco, we were overwhelmed by so much diversity, the amazing summer weather with blue sky and temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius as well as uncountable happy faces of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies marching peacefully side by side.
Life Ball Vienna Austria – We will attend the 25th edition of the Life Ball Vienna Austria – It is time for one of the most important annual AIDS charity events in the world. It is time for the 25th edition of Life Ball 2018! Just one week after we explored the wonderful “Sound of Music” city Salzburg, we will fly to the Austrian capital with Austrian Airlines and will stay at the Le Méridien Hotel, both official partners of the Life Ball 2018. Just like any other Life Ball since 1993 has the 25th-anniversary edition chosen a specific topic. This year it is all about the famous musical drama film “Sound of Music” with Julie Andrews from 1965. The homage to the Trapp family accompanied by the fabulous Conchita (Wurst) will want to show off the best the alpine country has to offer.