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Canal Parade boat

#24 Poz&Proud

GENDER FREE HIV Poz&Proud is the gay men’s department of the Hiv Vereniging Nederland, and is committed to increase the visibility of HIV and to fight (self)stigma. For years, we have participated in the Canal Parade, each time with a new and topical theme. This year we are looking outside our own box, because HIV […]

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GENDER FREE HIV

Poz&Proud is the gay men’s department of the Hiv Vereniging Nederland, and is committed to increase the visibility of HIV and to fight (self)stigma. For years, we have participated in the Canal Parade, each time with a new and topical theme.

This year we are looking outside our own box, because HIV does not only affect gay men. That is why we are inviting other groups within the Hiv Association – from the PosiDiva’s (women), JongPositief (young people aged 18-30), Colourful (with an immigrant background) to the heterosexual men – to join us on the boat.

Gender Free HIV’ is our motto. Because whether you are cis, trans or non-binary, you can catch HIV and still live a full and good life with it. We want to offer a warm environment and good information about living with HIV to everyone who feels welcome.

Uiteindelijk zetten wij ons in voor een gemeenschap waar iedereen, ongeacht gender of afkomst, zonder angst voor hiv kan leven. Een gemeenschap waar je, óók als je met hiv leeft, naar hartelust invulling kunt geven aan je eigen gender en seksualiteit.

We will make a splashing, colourful boat full of fluid, neon-coloured psychedelic shapes that can be combined again and again by the people on the boat.