Pride Amsterdam
Canal Parade boat

#01 Gemeente Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM STANDS FOR YOUR GENDER The theme of this year’s Pride is “My gender, my Pride”. For us as a city and an organisation, this means that together we make sure you are accepted for who you are, regardless of your gender, we stand up for gender diversity, we remove barriers and together we create […]

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AMSTERDAM STANDS FOR YOUR GENDER

The theme of this year’s Pride is “My gender, my Pride”. For us as a city and an organisation, this means that together we make sure you are accepted for who you are, regardless of your gender, we stand up for gender diversity, we remove barriers and together we create a free and safe environment where you can be proud of who you are. Amsterdam stands for your gender.

Unfortunately, we are not there yet

Lhbtiq+ persons are still often victims of discrimination, intimidation and (domestic) violence. Within the lhbtiq+ community, transgender persons are disproportionately often victims of domestic violence in particular. In the dialogue on inclusion, safety and social acceptance, this group often feels unheard. For the purpose of visibility and awareness of this issue, the Traineepool Gemeente Amsterdam 2022 therefore organises a substantive theme programme during Pride week.

The boat

On our boat, we carry our message by decorating the boat in the transgender colours. All those on board are given the space to create their own outfit within those colours. In this way, we give everyone the space to be unique and themselves and we emphasise our mutual connection by using the same colours in our outfits. On the boat, there will be three little Amsterdammers in transgender colours. A powerful symbol of our city.

Guests on the boat

On the boat, in addition to a delegation of the municipal executive and guests, there will be room to invite three well-known (and less well-known) trans people from the city. They will form a direct link between the Traineepool campaign and the municipal boat. They will be given a figurative stage by wearing exuberant outfits in the same colours as the other people on board. In this way, they are strikingly recognisable to represent the message of “Amsterdam stands for your gender” and to act as a figurehead.