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#66 We are Family

I AM WHAT I AM WE ARE FAMILY is a “self-chosen family” of LGBT+ friends that has been celebrating Pride Amsterdam together every year since it started in 1996. I AM WHAT I AM To the beats of I AM WHAT I AM we parade colourfully and in style like 100 sisters along the canals!  This […]

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I AM WHAT I AM

WE ARE FAMILY is a “self-chosen family” of LGBT+ friends that has been celebrating Pride Amsterdam together every year since it started in 1996.

I AM WHAT I AM

To the beats of I AM WHAT I AM we parade colourfully and in style like 100 sisters along the canals!  This song is from the groundbreaking drag musical La Cage aux Folles and became a worldwide Pride anthem. I AM WHAT I AM calls on you to dare to deviate from imposed norms, embrace your own individuality, follow your heart and be how you feel. In this way, I AM WHAT I AM expresses the theme of this pride ‘My gender, my pride’ like no other.

I am what I am

I am my own special creation

Life’s not worth a damn till you can say

I am what I am

Over WE ARE FAMILY

WE ARE FAMILY celebrates with Pride Amsterdam as a “self-chosen LGBT+ family” the freedom we have here to live the way we want.  We have won prizes on several occasions, such as with the Piemelboot in 2004 and with our performances with Dolly Bellefleur in 2017 and 2018.  Our family has grown into a group of more than 100 friends of various cultures, genders and all ages.

Since the last Pride, we have unfortunately had to say goodbye to three dear ones from our midst. Simon, Chris and Riet. We will honour these dear people this year. We will do this by making a beautiful series of photos about love with photographers Marike de Meij and Michali Acherman. About the love that will always exist, even after a great loss.  The series will be shown during Pride Amsterdam.

Follow us:

•          Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearefamilyprideamsterdam/

•          Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearefamilyprideamsterdam/

•          We Are Family online magazine: https://onlinetouch.nl/andreblom/we-are-family