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Pink Pearls Magazine Issue Nr. 5

presents the European lesbian scene

Pink Party Maastricht

On Saturday 9 April, Pink Pearls Amsterdam was at the Pink Party Maastricht, an event that is organized by the COC Limburg for over 33 years.

~ By Annelies Hintjes

We spoke with Hans Janssen, COC Limburg secretary, who once started as a volunteer and is connected to this foundation for more than 25 years. Hans told us that the first Pink Party took place in 1978 in the PvdA building ‘Sterren der Toekomst’. Pink Party’s are mixed parties for gays and lesbians in and around Limburg to stimulate the integration of this group.

In 2011, the parties in Limburg are renewed in several ways, but the original familiar atmosphere is still there. Since a couple of years, the parties take place in La Bonbonnière in Maastricht. This place has three big rooms, which enables several DJs to play different kinds of music. This concept is not only much appreciated in the scene in Limburg, but also in Belgium and Germany!

COC Limburg wants to attract as many people as possible, also from the north of The Netherlands. Pink Pearls meets this wish by organizing a long weekend to Maastricht and Valkenburg on 7, 8 and 9 October. On Saturday 8 October we’ll go to Pink Party Maastricht. The events are always very busy, so it’s recommended to buy a ticket in advance.
 

Daan (20 from Maastricht) thinks it's a super party with a great variety in music."Contact with others is easiest with a beer in the hand"

Ingmar(40 from Helmond) likes going to a mixed party for gays and lesbians.'' Good concept !''

Ankie (22 ) likes to make contact through the music on the dance floor.''The open atmosphere is the way to get to know other people."

What else is in this issue?

Foreword

Making new contacts through holidays, parties and lesbian entrepreneurs

Now that fall has arrived in The Netherlands and winter is just around the corner, I look back at last summer.  With a good feeling, because the summer was beautiful and lovely in many ways. » Read more

General

Carmen Lothmann didn't let her mother stop her

Carmen Lothmann is forty-two, and born in the catholic Bergstein, a village near the city of Düren. She grew up in a very traditional family. » Read more

Interviews

Electric landladies: music to the ears....

Making music together, sounding impressive and full of ambition. These are all happy words for a group of musicians from London and South-East London. We met them during the 12th edition of Scala Erossos international… » Read more

Travel

Festival report 2012 of the International Eressos Women's Festival on Lesbos

In September, this year, hundreds of lesbian and bisexual women visited the International Eressos Women’s Festival on Lesbos, organised for the 12th time by the Greek organiser Sappho Women. Women from all over the world… » Read more

News

Pink Pearls Amsterdam sends monthly newsletter

  From now you can register for our monthly newsletter. With this newsletter, we will inform you per e-mail about our latest offers and activities. Registration can be done via the website. » Read more

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