Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation

The San Francisco mission – New art photographs

The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation is proud to present the latest set of art photographs, expanding a legacy to promote awareness on state-sponsored homophobia worldwide. In May 2017, the foundation traveled to San Francisco as part of an LGBT+ focused mission with Amsterdam deputy mayor Kukenheim. With the support of the cities of Amsterdam and San Francisco and the Dutch General Consulate in San Francisco, we are honoured to publish these strong visuals as a token of strength, resilience and support for the LGBT+ community and those who are displaced because of anti-LGBT+ legislation worldwide. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation is sincerely grateful to be enabled to continue a worldwide campaign for awareness on anti-gay legislation and those affected by oppression, violence and prosecution because of who they are or whom they love.

Read the full press release about the Amsterdam – San Francisco mission here (PDF-file)

View all images from the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress art photography collection here

About the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress

The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress is a work of art that calls for openness and inclusiveness,encouraging people to actively contribute to, defend and share (acquired) freedoms.

The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress is a monumental dress, measuring over 16 metres / 52 feet in diameter, made of 75* national flags from countries where homosexuality is punishable by law, including 12 countries where homosexual acts can result in the death penalty. The bodice of the dress is made from the city flag of the city of Amsterdam.Β …read more…

International ambitions

The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation aims to spread awareness on a global scale, connecting to LGBTQI+ communities around the world. The concept and imagery of the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress went viral swiftly after the launch in the summer of 2016 and soon got picked up by (online) written press and television stations around the globe. These publications include Dutch national newspaper Het Parool, The Huffington Post, El Pais, The Independent, USA Today, Art Daily, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, the Gaily Grind, Upworthy, the Guardian and CTV News Channel.Β …read more…


The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation needs your support in order to continue spreading awareness. The organization is spreading awareness of the extent of state-sponsored homophobia worldwide and create a platform for those who are displaced because of this legislation.Β …read more…

QuickΒ links

An up-to-date list of all flags currently incorporated in the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress*

Press release on the San Francisco mission (PDF-file)

Download all available press materials here

Image: Glo Taylor presents the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress at the central rotunda of San Francisco City Hall on Harvey Milk Day 2017. Image by Ashlynn Danielsen

* List of countries as comprised by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). The flag of Belize has since been replaced with the rainbow flag. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress in her current form consists of 75 national flags, 1 rainbow flag and 4 flags of the City of Amsterdam.