“I was thinking today how it was for me before I came out of the closet. I had a crush on a classmate. A quiet, sweet blond boy. I was bullied because I was apparently very gay back then, while I wasn’t really aware of it or even understood it. . .
“I always carried the philosophy that everyone should choose whatever they wish for. Therefore I am considering myself as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community while I’m heterosexual myself. A few years ago, I made a friend and he told me about his coming out to his parents and it resulted in him being rejected by namely his father. . .
“About a year ago I was on holiday in Sitges during Gay Pride. I met a nice man and we had chemistry between us. We went out dancing and drinking, etc. Finally, we went to his hotel room and we had sex. It was not all the way, but we kissed and had oral sex, but I didn’t want to continue. . .
Beoordeling: ✯✯✯✯ – 4/5. XY Chelsea (2019) heeft mij geboeid van het begin tot het einde. Het verhaallijn heeft een erg mooie opbouw. Hawkins zorgt ervoor dat iedereen die de situatie van Chelsea Manning niet kent aan het einde goed geïnformeerd is. Naar mijn mening vind ik het belangrijk om te zien hoe een heel land verdeeld kan raken door slechts één persoon. Is zij een heroïne of een verrader?
“I believe that the LGBTQI+ community is for and by the community and the concept of empowerment for transgender people is definitely on. . .
“Being queer as an Asian is a taboo even though there is progress in many countries in Asia, but I still think that especially among immigrant communities it’s still a very big deal and a difficult topic to talk about. . .
“Our age difference is 40 years and we’ve been together for 15 years and married for 10 years. When we first met I was a little bothered with the age difference. But I liked him a lot and then I thought to myself. . .
“I am BeyonG, I’m 32 years old and I’m a transwoman of color. There is nothing better in this world than to accept yourself for who you are. It has been quite a journey for me to discover myself and in fact. . .
Film director Frank Zichem has just returned to the Netherlands after three weeks of filming on Bonaire when we meet. Because despite being seventy-four years of age, the documentary maker born in Suriname is still fully engaged in portraying injustice and situations that he believes need to be changed. . . .
Filmregisseur Frank Zichem is net weer terug in Nederland na drie weken filmen op Bonaire, wanneer we elkaar spreken. Want ondanks zijn vierenzeventigjarige leeftijd is de in Suriname geboren documentairemaker. . .
“Next to my studies, I play a part in ‘Homonologues’. Which is an acting performance about love and sexuality that we act out right in front of a class at high schools. . .
Elio Heres: “If you aren’t yourself, then who are you? That is my message. My wish is that everyone in the Netherlands, and the world for that matter, will think about that. . .