Dictionary of Dutchness


The COC claims it is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisation in the world. The name does not come from anything sexual, but from Cultuur en Ontspannings-Centrum, or ‘centre for culture and leisure’, the pseudonym the organisation initially adopted after its foundation in 1946. The organisation is now a widely respected political lobbying and educational institution.

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