Tag Archives: Gay Pride

GAY PRIDE – Amsterdam’s Canal Parade in pictures

Everybody is welcome, everybody is fine, even those who are not gay are happy.



The annual Gay Pride festival was on again this weekend. There were parties and concerts and, in keeping with the Olympic fervour, sports played in high heels.

But the highlight as ever was the Canal Boat Parade. Continue reading

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GAY PRIDE CANAL PARADE- Amsterdam

Political statement or reinforcing a stereotype?

There was a thought-provoking article in the Dutch NRC weekend paper today, in which Stephan Sanders questioned the political effectiveness of the Gay Pride Canal Boat Parade.

Why should we be ‘proud to be gay’, he asks, when it’s no more an achievement than being born with a certain skin colour? Continue reading

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