Gay Pride in Amsterdam 2021. (Video)

Gay Pride in Amsterdam, better known as Amsterdam Gay Pride or Pink Saturday, is a bright, colorful, enchanting and large-scale celebration, in which representatives of the LGBT community from all over the Netherlands participate. During this event, anyone can safely declare their gay orientation without fear of being misunderstood or ridiculed.

The parade was first organized in 1996, after the country allowed the registration of same-sex relationships, which became an international event. Since then, it has been held every year and has already become a local tradition. The holiday lasts two days, the city is transforming, decorated with posters, lights, ribbons and garlands, cheerful music sounds everywhere and colorful balloons are flying. The event will be opened by the Mayor of Amsterdam.

The first day of the holiday is devoted to preparing for the main celebration. In addition to decorating city streets, people make improvised boats on which performances will unfold, finish work on costumes and a concert program. The main events take place the next day.

Closer to 14:00, thousands of people, including not only locals, but also visitors from other countries, come out onto the embankments of river canals. It was at this time, accompanied by loud music and applause, that platform barges, driven by gay captains, began to move. In total, 80 boats take part in the festival, moving from the Verstdok embankment along the Prinsengracht and ending on the Amstel river. On each boat there are several dozen people dressed in extravagant outfits. The groups are led by gay men in the guise of military, police and a wide variety of characters.

At the end of the symbolic “swimming”, the participants in the performances and spectators go to the continuation of the festival, which takes place in the city’s entertainment establishments – bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. Costume shows, shocking improvisations, discos and parties, accompanied by fun, dances and songs, are arranged. The holiday ends only by the morning of the next day.

The festival goes without disturbances or accidents. This holiday is considered not only an important world event, but also a famous Amsterdam landmark. And thanks to the opportunity for sexual minorities to openly express themselves, the city has long gained fame as a kind of gay capital of the planet.

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Zero Flags Project.

LGBT World Beside.

During the Pride is Protest demonstration, the Zero Flags Project will briefly draw attention to the 72 countries where homosexuality is still in the penal code. The Zero Flags Project aims to steadily reduce the number of countries where homosexuality is a criminal offense.

The Zero Flags Project seeks collaboration with organizations such as the Equal Rights Coalition, UNHCR and Human Rights Watch. The project’s activities focus on the flags of the 72 countries. In previous years, the flags were carried in the annual Pride Walk at the front and in 2016 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was made from these flags.

The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, 2016

Pride Week 2020 without canal parade: ‘But the rainbow flag flutters here every day’.

Participation of the Russian LGBT group in an interview for the AT5.NL. (Video-interview at the bottom of the page).

Our team LGBT World Beside and LGBT refugees from Russia.

No canal parade and therefore no thousands of people on the side. No festivals, parties and other festivities. This year we celebrate Pride differently than usual and according to some that’s not so bad.

‘It’s really such a shame, but we are now doing the Find All Flags tour to experience at least something of Pride,’ say two men dressed in rainbow colors.

Trans United psychologist Glenn Helberg and Dinah Bons were just dining after a day of talks about alternative Pride Week at the concert hall. “Homophobia, afrophobia, transphobia, that is prohibited by law. But it is there and we actually allow it. I would like to use this time to show that, ‘says Helberg.

Our team LGBT World Beside and LGBT refugees from Russia.

From the Marineterrein, Captain Jaus Müller, chairman of the Homosexuality and Armed Forces Foundation, will speak about the rainbow flag on the naval terrain. The flag hangs there every day, not just now with the Pride. “This is the place where we judge people whether they are suitable for defense. If they have trouble with the flag, that may be reason for us to say, “There is no place for you in defense.”

Video-interview at5.nl.

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