I AM JENNIFER HOPELEZZ
BE WHO YOU WANNA BE
Hi I’m Jenny! You may have seen me around, cause I’ve been a fixture in the Amsterdam gay scene for more than 15 years. I started with organizing events at the Homomonument and today run two gay businesses, Club Church and Sauna Nieuwezijds with my papa and one of my fiancés.
Deep down I’m a simple suburban Greek-Australian girl, originally from Sydney. I moved to beautiful Amsterdam with my family some 20 years ago attracted by the liberal, free and tolerant atmosphere of this great city- and it’s a fantastic place to bring up kids!
People call me a 'media whore' & I will do pretty much anything to get on a front page. That being said, I like to use that media attention to promote issues dear to my heart- sexual & personal freedom, immigration, as well as the promotion of a vibrant & healthy Amsterdam gay scene.
I’m a dyed-in-the-wool activist and ran for the office of Night Mayor back in 2010 on a platform of sexual and personal freedom. Although ultimately unsuccessful, I’ve maintained my activist streak. Today I’m an outspoken advocate for PrEP, a drug that will help end the hiv epidemic but that frustratingly is still not available in The Netherlands. I’ll fight until it is!
It’s not easy being a single working mom with more than 50 kids, but I wouldn't trade my place for the world! For me, family comes first. I’m very proud of my Hopelezz girls, they are the most talented and beautiful kids ever, they can sing, they can dance, and they’re as pretty as their mama!
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you!