Enjoying the Amsterdam Canal Gay Pride 2015 on TV – I wrote yesterday afternoon on my FB and Twitter, and here is the rest of it:
— Carolien Geurtsen (@Caro_Geurtsen) August 1, 2015
Amazing to hear in how many countries (75) it is still forbidden to live your live and love out in the open if #LGBT reated, and in 8 countries there is still the death! penalty on homosexuality. Close to home: In an Italian city (Italy the one European country not recognising gay marriages) the mayor recently forbid 25 childrens books in libraries and schools because there were mentions of homosexuality in it.
I am not so very often proud of ‘my country’ in particular, but yes, now I am.
The Canal Gay Pride 2015 is the 20th and the Amsterdam City Council is joining the gay Pride for the 10th year now, which I think is a very strong statement. On it also Turkish people who were met with police violence in Istanbul on the Gay Pride last june. “Ahmet Loves Barış” the leaflet says.
ANd I could not agree more with Henny Huisman: * “The use of ‘homo’ as a swear word should end here and now!
because do not be mistaken the tolerancce in The Netherlands is also not 100% #LGBT proof at all
*I wonder if it is really true that the by genetics Marrocan and Turkish rooted members of our Dutch community or let’s say society are really 20% more homofobic as their VOC mentallity rooted counterparts in NL. Thus was the result of one of the recent researches on this matter.