This is an archived article. The parade, which lasts from am through pm, is led by the magnificent fleet of tall ships. Find a place anywhere on the North or Southside of the IJ, but note that the best spots will be taken up hours before the parade begins. All ships are accessible to the public from a.
Amsterdam Gay Pride
Gay Pride Parade Amsterdam | Valeriu Tudose | Flickr
From to he worked as a bartender here: a place where lifelong friendships were made and sex and cheap beer were on tap. Since those days, the Spijker has hardly changed. Punters would sometimes do a double take, Wielinga remembers, when they recognised him in the onscreen action. Since the late 90s, budget air travel has attracted stag parties and other young weekenders, drawn to the red light district and coffee shops, creating a lucrative market for property investors and squeezing the gay bars out. Ted Scheele, 67, and her husband Pim, 78, have been coming to the bar since the 70s, when Spijker catered mainly to the leather crowd. Today, it is the open friendliness of the bar that makes it special.
Gay Pride Parade Amsterdam 2005
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From the big capital cities to small towns, there are over different LGBT pride parades taking place across the continent. Part of a week-long event focused on politics, Athens Pride culminates with a march and rally in June. Not just as a biological feature, but one that is experienced, learned, defined, projected and celebrated in society. During Athens Pride, most things pick up in the late afternoon with local organizations and activist groups setting up stands promoting their diverse causes during a public street fair. Look out for the alternative events, such as the many theatre plays taking place Grindr the Opera got extra attention last year.