Henk Krol

Dutch politician

Henricus Cornelis Maria "Henk" Krol (born April 1, 1950 in Tilburg) is a Dutch politician, previously of 50PLUS (50+) but since May 3, 2020 of the Party for the Future. He was political leader from 2012 to 2013 and has been again since 2016. He is gay and a LGBT rights activist. He is also a former journalist and businessman.

Henk Krol

He was a member and parliamentary leader of the Second Chamber from 2012 to 2013, and has been both again since 2014. Previously he was a member of the Provincial States of North Brabant and councillor of the municipality of Eindhoven.

Krol studied at the Free University Amsterdam. He was spokesman of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) parliamentary group from 1978 to 1985. Meanwhile, in 1979, he founded the LGBT newspaper Gay Krant, for which he also worked as a journalist.

He was also owner of the Best Publishing Group (publishing company of the Gay Krant) and online sex shop Gaytel, which went bankrupt in 2013.