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Dialoog (Amsterdam) Publications

Identifier: Tretter-101

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To view a full listing of the Tretter Collection's holdings, please visit the UMN Library's Catalog record here: Dialoog, Tretter Holdings


  • Creation: 1965 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Dialoog was a literary and political magazine published by COC Netherlands, a Dutch LGBT rights group founded in 1946. It was only published from 1965 to 1969, but it had substantial impact on conversations about homosexuality in the Netherlands. Significant contributors include Gerard Reve and Johan Polak. In particular, one of Reve's stories published in the magazine caused huge controversy. In the story, the narrator describes having sex with Jesus, who has been reincarnated as a donkey. Reve was subsequently tried for blasphemy and his case was taken as far as the Supreme Court, which acquitted him, and set a presedence for not enforcing the Netherlands' blasphemy law.


.47 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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This record represents the run of Dialoog held in the Tretter Collection. It is not a complete run but contains issues from a wide range of years of the publication from 1965 up to 1967.

Dialoog (Amsterdam) Publications
Kristen Datta
January 2023
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area