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#09 Pink Nieuw-West

(IN)VISIBLE IN NEW-WEST Pink Nieuw-West is an LGBTQ+ organisation by and for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Nieuw-West district of Amsterdam, and celebrates its 12th anniversary this year. Amsterdam’s largest district is very diverse; people from various cultural groups live there and there are large differences in socio-economic status. As Pink Nieuw-West, we […]

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Pink Nieuw-West is an LGBTQ+ organisation by and for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Nieuw-West district of Amsterdam, and celebrates its 12th anniversary this year.

Amsterdam’s largest district is very diverse; people from various cultural groups live there and there are large differences in socio-economic status. As Pink Nieuw-West, we try to provide a place where everyone is welcome and can meet other LGBTQ+ people. To this end, we organise various activities throughout the year.

In addition, we try to increase the visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ in New West, which is also a district where visibility of both your gender identity and your sexual orientation is not self-evident, especially not for people of colour.

For many people, hanging out the Rainbow Flag is not something they do lightly. People from the rainbow community in Nieuw-West often mention that once they have passed the ring road towards the city centre, they feel freer. Being yourself, being allowed to be how you feel and loving who you want and being able to be open about that, whether to your family, friends, neighbours or colleagues, is not a given.

The difficulty that LHBTIQ+ in Nieuw-West experience in being visible and daring to be visible in their own neighbourhood, we also want to make visible during the Canal Parade on the boat of Pink Nieuw-West.

But Amsterdam Nieuw-West is also changing. You see more rainbow flags hanging on houses and there are numerous initiatives for and from the rainbow community. Movie nights, bike rides, brunches, BBQs and drinks. Debates, Iftars, workshops and attention is paid to important days like IDAHOT, etc. The district council pays attention to the community and supports it where it can. We want to celebrate these developments and also make them visible on the boat during the Canal Parade.

The boat of Pink Nieuw-West sails with the title (ON)ZICHTBAAR IN NIEUW-WEST.

In the preparations for the Pride, Pink Nieuw-West cooperates as much as possible with the other LHBTIQ+ groups in Nieuw-West and in this way we want to make the rich diversity of the LHBTIQ+ community in Nieuw-West visible.

Pink Nieuw-West organises 3 activities during Pride 2022. We will organise our own opening of the Pride week at the Sloterplas to increase the presence and visibility of the LGBT+ in the district. Then we will join the Pride-Walk as a group from the rainbow community in Nieuw-West. And as a highlight we will sail through the canals of Amsterdam with the Canal Parade.