The Homomonument Turns 25 & 8 Other Reasons To Visit Amsterdam in 2012

In 2012 the Homomonument (gay monument) on the Westermarkt in Amsterdam – the very first gay monument in the world – turns 25 years old. This event will be celebrated with a birthday party on 5 May

The city with the first monument to LGBT people (above) and the first gay marriage, Amsterdam has attracted queer visitors for as long as there have been queers. Here are a few great reasons to visit this year. For more information visit the following websites:, and

  • Pink Istanbul in Paradiso, March 24
  • Rapido Queensday, April 29
  • Queensday, April 30
  • Amsterdam Gay Pride, July 28 – August 5
  • Rapido Pride edition ,Augustus 5
  • Hartjesdagen street festival Zeedijk, Augustus 24-26
  • Get Ruff Leatherpride, November 2 – 4
  • Pink Christmas, December 14 – 27

Published by edsalvato

Educator, marketing, communications and travel safety expert; LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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