Pride demo canceled due to corona fears

Pride demo canceled due to corona fears

Just two days before the event, the organizers cancelled the Pride demo. The felt forced to do that, due to the rising number of visitors in the city and the beatifull weather expeted for Saturday August 1st. They organizers concluded that it was impossible to organize a corona proof event on the Museum square and march to the Dam square with so many people out on the streets. One of the few remain Pride events…

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2018 Amsterdam Pride targeted by terrorists

2018 Amsterdam Pride targeted by terrorists

The Canal Parade during the 2018 Amsterdam Pride was the target of a group of Dutch terrorists. This news emerged, during the court case against a group of six men. The plan was to target a large public gathering with AK47 guns, bomb vests and a car bomb. The Amsterdam Pride passed that year before the men could get hold of any weapons. In an undercover operation, the Dutch police supplied inoperative guns and bombs…

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Amsterdam Pride 2020 cancelled

Amsterdam Pride 2020 cancelled

The Amsterdam Pride 2020 is cancelled due to the corona epidemic. For the organizers the disruption of the crisis causes too many uncertainties to be able to get the event off the ground this year. They also considered it irresponsible to organize events with crowds of hundreds of thousands of people packed on the streets and along the canals. Corona crisis and its impact on the LGBTQI+ community Like almost every other countries in the…

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Amsterdam Pride board resigns after scandal surrounding it’s president

Amsterdam Pride board resigns after scandal surrounding it’s president

The board of the Amsterdam Pride foundation resigned on Monday. It took this step almost a week after a scandal developed around its’ president Frits Huffnagel. He had made anti-migrant remarks during a debate on Dutch national radio. This caused an outcry among large sections of the LGBTQI+ community. Eventually almost 100 organizations signed an open letter calling for the resignation of Huffnagel.

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