Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014Festivals / Amsterdam
26 July - 03 August, Various
The internationally reknown Amsterdam Gay Pride returns to the Dutch capital at the end of July for more than a week of parties, screenings, exhibitions, debates and, of course, the Canal Parade!
Amsterdam Gay Pride celebrates diversity & acceptance
Since 1996, the various organisers of Amsterdam Gay Pride have sought to celebrate the vibrant LGBT community in the Netherlands.
Beginning as a small, one-day event, Pride has expanded to an entire week, attracting more than 500.000 visitors from the Netherlands and abroad.
Initially founded as a way to provide visibility, the event has become increasingly inclusive, addressing various issues within the LGBT community including conflicting elements of identity, negotiating relationships between religion and sexuality, the state of transgenders and bisexuals, care for LGBT seniors and the acceptance of various fetish communities.
However, the event remains cheerful and culminates in the grand Canal Parade on the waterways of the Prinsengracht where the party overflows from the boats to the streets!
With a diverse mix of events and parties around the city, Amsterdam Gay Pride looks to welcome everyone regardless of sexuality to join in the festivities!
All photos by monyart.
Amsterdam Gay Pride Highlights 2014
Art, film & culture
› Nooit Meer in de Kast | Stories of LGBT Seniors
› An Homage to Frida Kahlo | Exhibition
› Dans Le Milieu by Ernst Coppejans | Exhibition
› Equality, Pride & Human Rights | Photo
› Boi Photo Book Launch | FOAM
› Dark | Photo | Kers Gallery
› La Cage Au Dol | Dolly Bellefleur & more
› Gender Free Zone | Photo
› Be Equal, Be Different | Photo
Debates & lectures
› De Marokkanse Boot | Debate
› Pink Talk | Dialogue about diversity
› Listen to Europe/Are You Any Different? | Talk
› Researching A World Of Difference | Lecture
› Zoomeravondvertelling | Talk at Artis Zoo
Parties & street events
› Pride walk & party | Homomonument
› RGLRS Streetparty | Reguliersdwarsstraat
› K!NK | Club Church
› Student Pride Party | Winston Kingdom
› Cirque Du Girlesque | Paradiso
› Our Love After Party | Club Up & De Kring
› Pride Closing Party | Rembrandtplein
› 10th International Drag Olympics | Homomonument