COC Amsterdam has been advocating the rights of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT’s) in Amsterdam from 1946 on. It strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of LGBT’s in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and all over the world.
COC Amsterdam is involved in many aspects of LGBT rights. We support coalitions of LGBT’s and straight people and empower them to make a change from within their own community or organization. We believe that this power from within ultimately has a stronger effect than a top down approach. Plus: we are convinced that we accomplish so much more when LGBT’s and straight people act together the fight for emancipation, social acceptance and equal rights.