Pink Pearls Magazine Issue Nr. 1
presents the European lesbian scene
Welcome to Pink Pearls Magazine! This digital medium is part of the brand new social network Pink Pearls Amsterdam. Our goal is to connect lesbian women in Europe – and hopefully even in the rest of the world. In the last three years, I’ve been traveling a lot and on these travels I met many beautiful and inspiring people. I was touched by the power of all these contacts, which motivated me to set up a big international network in which women can get in touch with each other. With the website and the magazine I hope to build a bridge between many women in and outside of the Netherlands.
On 12 September 2010, many women from all over the world witnessed the launch of the website of Pink Pearls Amsterdam, www.pinkpearlsamsterdam.com. This happened at a great women’s party of Garbo4Women on the Greek island Lesbos. The square near cafe The Tenth Muse was full of enthusiastic people and there was a great atmosphere. An impression.
Gisela Jantzon (45) works as a sound technician for film and TV. She grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin. Through sports she found her identity and her new love.
She started as a barkeeper at COC, the Dutch association for the integration of homosexuality. Every month, Taetske Linting (53) drove from Friesland to Amsterdam for an afternoon full of dancing for lesbian and bisexual women who reached the age of 40. When COC decided to put an end to their catering activities, Taetske continued in Exit, a gay bar at the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Floor Dweelaard, who is now the owner of café-restaurant 4 Hoog at the Westerstraat, came up with the name Pink Pearls (referring to the great Swedish actress Greta Garbo). After three years, Taetske expanded this concept by starting Garbo4Women at Strand West (a beach location in Amsterdam). It didn’t take long for this event to become popular among visitors from the Netherlands and abroad.
Feel like going to London? Plan your trip in the last weekend of the month, when more than five hundred women meet up in RuMoUrS, a club night for women in the Minories.
Actually, nowhere in Europe it should be a secret anymore - least of all in such countries like the Netherlands where total legal equalisation has been established - that lesbian women are a part of the society’s mainstream, meaning there are to be found in all professions, in all social classes and in all geographic regions - in both cities and in the country.
After the launch of the brand new webpage Pink Pearls Magazine, we are looking for an editor who finds a challenge in professionalizing and expanding Pink Pearls magazine. Pink Pearls Amsterdam is very ambitious in turning this magazine into a successful and suitable medium for the target group.
What else is in this issue?
On 12 September 2010, many women from all over the world witnessed the launch of the website of Pink Pearls Amsterdam, www.pinkpearlsamsterdam.com. This happened at a great women’s party of Garbo4Women on the Greek island… » Read more
Viktoria von Rex (58) grew up in Bremen, in West Germany. In high school she passionately fell in love with her best friend, who only looked at boys. Once she was independent, she went into… » Read more
“Welcome in your own living room”, Café Fatal happily advertises online. This café organizes a weekly open club night for lesbian women and gay man in SO36, a place in the lively district Kreuzberg, Berlin. » Read more
After the launch of the brand new webpage Pink Pearls Magazine, we are looking for an editor who finds a challenge in professionalizing and expanding Pink Pearls magazine. Pink Pearls Amsterdam is very ambitious in… » Read more