Pride Amsterdam
Canal Parade boat

Gemeente Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam is a proud host and partner of Pride Amsterdam. We are thrilled to be joining the Canal Parade again this year, with approximately 120 cheerful colleagues. This year’s theme “Together” is both urgent and inspiring. In Amsterdam we do not stand alone, but we solve things together. We live in a […]

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The city of Amsterdam is a proud host and partner of Pride Amsterdam. We are thrilled to be joining the Canal Parade again this year, with approximately 120 cheerful colleagues. This year’s theme “Together” is both urgent and inspiring. In Amsterdam we do not stand alone, but we solve things together. We live in a time where polarization is a major challenge in society. LGBTQIA+ rights are under pressure and acceptance of our rainbow community sometimes seems hard to be found. We joined forces with our municipal boat this year, because together we are more!

Amsterdam LGBTQIA+ people unfortunately still face discrimination, stigmatization and violence. Other minorities too, are often marginalized. In a diverse city like Amsterdam, it’s a major challenge to keep everyone on board to ensure that we continue to look after each other. This must happen everywhere – at school, in the hospital, on the sports field and on the street. As municipality of Amsterdam we work closely with various branches in the line of safety, education, healthcare, sports, arts and culture, to create a city where everyone can be themselves. We also participate in the national as well as the international Rainbow City Network.

When recruiting participants for our Pride boat, we carefully focus on inclusion and diversity. We’d like LGBTQIA+ coworkers from every department to be represented. From service desk engineer to team manager and from policy advisor to enforcement officers, together we’re simply better.

Read more about Amsterdam as a Rainbow City at: https://www.amsterdam.nl/diversiteit/amsterdam-regenboogstad/ (in Dutch)