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Safety is Theme of Rotterdam Pride’s Fourth Edition

by our Editors in Events & Agenda , 10 september 2017

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Rotterdam Pride, the event that celebrates sexual diversity, will be held September 21-24. This year, Rotterdam Pride wants to emphasize the responsibility we all have as individuals, as a group, and as a society to keep the conversation going, to create a safe climate for ourselves and our fellow human beings, being true to yourself whatever your orientation or gender identity.

The safety theme is expressed in a versatile cultural program, with art, a seminar, film, dance, exhibitions and performances. Even the party-minded people will not get bored. With a new edition of the Tournament Parade, House of Boys, Cocktailfest, BÄR, and more, there is a full weekend ahead.

This year, the Pride Walk starts on Saturday, September 23rd at the Leuvehoofd and ends at the Schouwburgplein, where the Pride Festival will take place. Below you will find more information on some of the events.

Pride Walk

Everyone is welcome to participate in the Pride Walk on Saturday, September 23, the Rotterdam parade that celebrates sexual diversity. Participants and the public are treated to musical interventions and visual spectacles in all the colors of the rainbow. The Pride Walk starts at the Leuvehoofd and ends at the Schouwburgplein, where the Pride Festival will takes place.

Saturday, September 23, start: 11:00;
arrival at Pride Festival: 13:00.
Start location: Leuvehoofd.

Pride Festival

The Pride Festival begins with an exuberant welcome to all the Pride Walk participants in the largest pop-up park in the world. The Schouwburgplein will be transformed into a large sun terrace with various food trucks with a bar, tasty coffee, smoothies, muffins, burgers and Asian street food.

The program at the Schouwburgplein is hosted by Totally Events with DJs Sjeazy Pearl, The G-team & MC Divine, Shug La Sheedah, and Alex Sinclar, and Drag Queens May Day, Mermaids Mainson, and La Lolly. Furthermore Ceciel Moyano will perform on percussion and there’s a dance performance by Ahead of the Curve.

In addition to music and performances, there are all kinds of activities visitors can participate in. For example, you can marry for one day in the Aids Fund’s Wedding Chapel, throw dildos at the GGD stand, do an HIV test at Checkpoint Amsterdam, or eat pink sushi at Mr. Bento Sushi.

Saturday, September 23, time: 13:00-22:00.
Location: Schouwburgplein.

 More information and the full programme can be
found on



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