Canal Parade 2018
With the traditional boat parade this year, Pride Amsterdam will pay particular attention to human rights. Boats of, among others, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the College of Human Rights were proclaimed this year by the organization as “Pearls of the Parade.” The foundation “More than desired” has received the first Support Card. See here all our boat participants of 2018.
New Participant Categories
Because in recent years there has been discussion about the orientation and social involvement of different participants, a new classification of the participant categories has been made this year. The new classification does more justice to everybody’s part in the struggle for emancipation of LGBTIs and the support for our Pride.
Pride Business Club
In addition, a ‘Pride Business Club’ has also been established. Companies can only participate in the canal parade if they are members. This way, we want to involve them more in the emancipation part of Pride and at the same time create a network of professionals that support us both financially as and in terms of content. A maximum of two contacts are registered per membership and will be invited for the meetings and activities. Membership costs € 1,500 excl. VAT per year and is contracted for a minimum of 3 years. Of this amount, 50% is intended for the continuity of the organization and 50% is spent on the organization of substantive activities.
Support Card by Rabobank
Also new this year is the Support Card, meant for parties that otherwise would not be able to participate. To this end, Rabobank offers its place in the canal parade to Stichting Meer Dan Gewenst. An association or foundation that works for a better environment for LGBTs and that would not be able to participate without an important financial partner. In addition to Rabobank being responsible for the registration costs, together with AGP it supports the support card participant with an amount of € 7500 and provides a coach who provides support in the run-up to the boat parade.