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November 2014

History of IHLIA – 2014

IHLIA introduces a new corporate identity and website

History of IHLIA – 2013

– Unfortunately, the Anna Blaman House had to close its doors. The collection was moved to IHLIA Amsterdam.

– IHLIA books and grey literature were […]

History of IHLIA – 2012

– The Anna Blaman House has been around for 30 years.

– A Pink Cabinet was placed in IHLIA Amsterdam. The Pink Cabinet includes books […]

History of IHLIA – 2011

– Just like the Amsterdam branch, the ABH in Leeuwarden also moved to the Leeuwarden Public Library (OBL). The festive opening in September attracted more […]

History of IHLIA – 2010

– The year 2010 was all about Anna Blaman. She died in 1960 and played an important role for lesbian women in the period after […]

History of IHLIA – 2009

– IHLIA experiences exciting times. Lack of clarity regarding the finances and with an eye on the future led us to work out the […]


Dyke encyclopedia was published


Company Pride Platform was established

History of IHLIA – 2007

– Opening of the exhibition Who Can I Still Trust in the Dutch Resistance Museum in Leeuwarden by Inge Diepman

– The ABH has been around […]


– Publication of a piece about collected gay movement (editors COC and Movisie), named Policy Vision Gay-Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Policy

– Minister Ronald Plasterk […]

From shoebox to Gaysaurus

In 1978, Homodok was established. Initially, idealistic and somewhat amateurishly, but it professionalized rapidly. Jack van der Wel, the very first volunteer and nowadays […]

History of IHLIA – 2006

– Ayaan Hirsi Ali opens the exhibition Who Can I Still Trust in the Camp Westerbork Memorial Center. Later that year, the exhibition moves […]


The Gay Encyclopedia of the Netherlands was published

History of IHLIA – 2004

Hennie Smid, founder and initiator of the Anna Blaman House, dies at the age of 59


The Love Exiles Foundation was established in Amsterdam

History of IHLIA – 2003

– On the 14th of November, IHLIA celebrates Homodok’s 25 years of existence

– IHLIA receives funds in the framework of Homosexual Redress Second World […]

History of IHLIA – 2002

The traveling photo exhibition We are Really Going to Marry starts its tour in Amsterdam

History of IHLIA – 2001

– The Gay Platform Fryslan was established. Participating parties were De Kringen, Gay Choir Onder Anderen, the GHJC, the Religion and Homosexuality Working Party, Orpheus […]


– Same-Sex Civil Marriage and Adoption Act. See the final texts of the act (in Dutch)

– Memorandum by the second Kok cabinet about pink: memorandum […]


– The Dutch Lower House adopted a bill for same-sex civil marriage and adoption. The minor right wing parties and the CDA (with the exception […]