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November 1987


Opening of Homomonument (gay memorial) in Amsterdam on the Westermarkt


– First bill regarding Government Policy and Homosexuality (actually more of an inventory). Response to the COC bill from 1982. The gay emancipation policy actually […]

History of IHLIA – 1985

LAA distributes a lesbian birthday calendar

History of IHLIA – 1984

LAA organizes an exhibition about writer Elisabeth (Betje) Wolff and Agatha (Aagje) Deken


Opening of the only gay, lesbian and bisexual bookshop named Vrolijk in Amsterdam (in a basement on Voetboog Street 7). In 1989, it moved […]

History of IHLIA – 1983

– On the 20th of March, the Lesbian Archive of Amsterdam (LAA) opens in a basement on Prinsengracht. The address is not made public, only […]


Successful Pink Saturday in Leiden in response to the riots in Amersfoort. Broadly set up by Pink Front in collaboration with and the support […]

History of IHLIA – 1982

– On the 17th of April, the Lesbian Archive in Leeuwarden (LAL) is established, the predecessor of the Anna Blaman House. It is the first […]


– Lesbian archives established in various Dutch cities
– Pink Saturday in Amersfoort was marred by a violent confrontation with heterosexual youngsters

– Establishment of Tijgertje in Amsterdam, the […]

History of IHLIA – 1981

– Maaike Meyer wrote an article in Lover, a magazine about feminism, culture and science, about her visit to the Lesbian Herstory Archives in […]

History of IHLIA – 1980

Establishment of the Homologie Foundation, of which Homodok is a part. Entering titles through the computer of the Academic Calculating Center of Amsterdam (SARA) […]


– The Gay Newspaper by Henk Krol was established

– Beginning of Ook zo?!, a weekly gay radio show by VPRO, broadcasted until 1982

– The Minister of […]


Pink protest against bishop Gijssen in Roermond in reaction to his anti-gay statements

History of IHLIA – 1978

– First study groups of Gay/Lesbian Studies and establishment of the magazine Homologie

– In November, the Documentation Center of Gay Studies is established, which […]

From gay thesis to homology

Much of the work at Homodok was not documented. Volunteers came there to help work on its ideals. The work at a documentation center […]


– First Pink Saturday protest in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam

– Development of Gay Studies, the Homologie magazine and Homodok

– The International Gay Association (IGA, […]


– Miami Nightmare in the Amsterdam Concert Hall, a benefit party against the crusade of Anita Bryant in the United States against gay people
– For […]


Coos Huijsen first Member of Parliament to be open about his homosexuality


Rooie Flikkers (Red Faggots) was founded in Nijmegen and Amsterdam. They opposed the heterosexual society and the integration approach of the COC in particular


– COC received corporate rights (‘Royal Approval’)

– Removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)