Date(s) - 09/09/2017
13:00 - 21:00
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Gay club Church organizes gay festival in Kerkstraat
Starting this year a new LGBT festival will be organized. Initiator Jennifer Hopelezz, from gay club Church: ‘Because we are here the whole year. Not only during the Canal Parade’.
The festival will be organized to let it be seen that the Amsterdam LGBT community does not only exist during the days surrounding the yearly Canal Parade. “Outside Pride the LGBT community is completely not so visible at all. We are partying all year long, inside. The Streetheart Festival must show the community in a positive light that we are here all year long. Not only during the Canal Parade.”
“After Pride, we party the whole year inside” – Jennifer Hopelezz
Hopelezz thinks that the location is perfect for a day-long festival: “The festival is close to the Leidseplein, in the middle of the city, but unfortunately a homophobic place. It is important that the people here will be confronted with a happy and inclusive LGBT event”.
The Streetheart Festival will be organized in cooperation with Stichting Gala and is aligned with an art project by the American journalist and photographer Shirley Agudo. In a ten-year timespan, she has pictured around 10,000 drag queens, homosexuals and other birds of paradise, making a special image of the Amsterdam LGBT community.
Saturday 9 September (1pm–9pm), free entry
Kerkstraat number 52
This article was made by the Parool, and translated by COC for advertising the event. Original article here: