This month is National LGBT Pride Month! The month June was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which took place in New York City at the end of June 1969. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and multiple pride events in New York and nationwide will be held in June. Here is an overview of Dutch LGBT events in June:
Monument of Pride screening:
For decades Holland is known as one of the LGBTQ-friendliest countries in the world. But how did gay emancipation develop in the Netherlands? How did this country get from executing sodomites in the 18th century to being the first in the world to legalize gay marriage in 2001? The documentary Monument of Pride tells the story of the ‘pink revolution’ in the Netherlands. Historical images alternate with current events held on the Amsterdam Homomonument with portraits of today’s activists.