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Canal Parade boat

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THE END OF AIDS STARTS WITH EQUALITY My Gender, My Pride’, or feeling free to be yourself, is also of vital importance in the fight against HIV and AIDS. After all, fighting AIDS is about people and their right to equal treatment. Regardless of who you are or who you love. Yet people from the […]

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THE END OF AIDS STARTS WITH EQUALITY

My Gender, My Pride’, or feeling free to be yourself, is also of vital importance in the fight against HIV and AIDS. After all, fighting AIDS is about people and their right to equal treatment. Regardless of who you are or who you love. Yet people from the lhbti community are still extra vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Especially in countries where they are marginalised or even criminalised. For example, transgender women run 34 times the risk of contracting HIV than other adults. And homosexual men and other men who have sex with men are 25 times more likely to contract HIV. Worldwide there are still 10 million people living with HIV who do not receive life-saving medication.


We have all the knowledge and resources to end the AIDS epidemic. But then we must treat everyone equally: The end of AIDS begins with equal treatment.


We will carry this message in a fitting manner during the Canal Parade with The Equal Treatment Club: the nightclub where everyone is welcome and treated equally. We transform our boat into a nightclub where the ‘doorbitch’ is blindfolded and lets everyone in. A diverse group of (voguish) dancers represent the people entering the club. Once ‘in’, they are welcomed with cheers by the partying club-goers and the ‘doctor DJ’ and give a show on the catwalk in the shape of the Progress Flag. This catwalk symbolises the right to equal treatment, no matter who you are.