press conference, antwerp pride 2019, belgium
On the 19th of June 2019 we were present at the press presentation of the Antwerp Pride. The organization of the pride together with the mayor of Antwerp welcomed the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress in the city. From August 8 to 11 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress will be part of the Antwerp Pride and will be on display in the MUHKA museum. Of course we seized the opportunity to photograph the Dress in Antwerp.
International Human Rights Day 2018, South Africa
From December 8th – 15th 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation visited South Africa. Invited by the Dutch embassy in Pretoria, the dress was presented at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg during the international Human Rights day, which is celebrated every year on December 10th. In addition, the foundation’s representatives were part of a discussion program on LGBTIQ+ rights at the Dutch Embassy in Pretoria. From the South African capital we flew to Cape Town, where the dress was presented at the MOCAA Museum, where once again the foundation’s representatives participated in a substantive program on LGBTIQ + rights. Photos of the dress’ first appearance on the African continent can be found in our photo gallery.
During our stay we spoke of our mission on several television and radio shows, in addition to the dress being showcased on the front page of the Daily Sun, one of South Africa’s leading newspapers.
Europride 2018, Stockholm, sweden
On August 2nd 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was presented at Europride 2018 in Stockholm, sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom in the Netherlands. Europride is a particularly important event for the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, as it was created during Europride 2016 in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Pride 2018, City Hospital OLVG, netherlands
During Amsterdam 2018 Pride the dress was on display at Amsterdam’s OLVG City Hospital. After traveling around the world it was good to have the Dress on display in its hometown. Throughout the week groups of international LGBTIQ+ activists were welcomed to the OLVG to see the dress and learn the story behind it.
Queer Culture Festival 2018, SEOUL, south korea
From July 12th to 16th, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation attended the Queer Culture Festival held in Seoul. The SQCF organisation joined forces with the Dutch embassy in South Korea in order to tell our story and connect with Korea’s LGBTIQ+ community. More of the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress’ first visit to Asia can be found in our photo gallery.
Madrid PRIDE 2018, spain
From July 4th to 8th, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was in the Spanish capital for Madrid Pride. Invited by the Dutch embassy in Madrid, we proudly presented the dress in different locations throughout the event. In addition, we held two photo sessions, the first in the iconic Museo del Prado, and a second in the parade itself.
San Francisco Pride 2018,usa
From June 21st to 26th 2018, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation attended San Francisco Pride. Invited conjointly by both San Francisco pride itself as well as the Dutch Embassy in San Francisco, we were able to connect with the local LGBIQ+ community and extend the dress’ story and mission to an engaged and committed audience. The dress was presented at the Salesforce headquarters as well as during the VIP party at San Francisco City Hall.
Athens PRIDE 2018, greece
Invited by both the Dutch Embassy in Athens and the Municipality of Amsterdam, from June 7th – 11th 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress flew to Athens for the Greek capital’s Pride parade. While in Athens, we held a photo session at one of the most iconic landmarks of Greek culture.
International Conference, WORKPLACE Pride 2018, netherlands
On May 18th 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was presented during the International Workplace Pride conference in Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage.
IDAHOT 2018 – European PARLIAMENT, belgium
From May 14th – 17th 2018, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was on display at the European Parliament. On May 17th (IDAHOT), the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation presented the dress within the Parliament and participated in a round table organised by the European Parliament’s LGBTIQ+ intergroup.
Dutch Central Bank 2018, amsterdam netherlands
MINISTRY OF ECONOMic affairs – INTERNATIONAL COMING OUT day 2017, the hague, netherlands
On International Coming Out Day 2017, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was presented at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was exhibited for several days and the Foundation participated in an afternoon program that focused on diversity and inclusivity.
INCORPORATION TO THE Amsterdam MuseuM’S COLLECTION, amsterdam, netherlands
On August 2nd 2017, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was officially donated to the Amsterdam Museum. Since, the dress is part of the City of Amsterdam’s official history and narrative. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation will continue to travel and showcase the dress, raising awareness about state-sponsored homophobia around the world. Since the dress’ incorporation to the Amsterdam Museum’s collection however, it has received museum status, which has strengthened its international legitimacy and cause.
The DUTCH mission TO San Francisco, usa
During May 2017, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation traveled to San Francisco, California as part of an LGBTIQ+ mission. The group was led by the deputy mayor of Amsterdam and supported by the cities of Amsterdam and San Francisco as well as the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco. The foundation produced a set of striking images that showcase the dress as a beacon of strength, resistance and support for the international LGBTIQ+ community, serving as a banner of hope for individuals who have been displaced from their homeland due to anti-LGBTIQ+ policies.
IDAHOT 2017 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the hague, netherlands
On May 17th 2017, as part of the IDAHOT celebrations, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was presented to the Equal Rights Coalition in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in The Hague. IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, is about looking back and looking forward, commemorating and projecting. We are extremely proud to have presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of his Excellency Minister Koenders and the ambassadors of every country in the Coalition for Equal Rights. IDAHOT commemorates the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder by the World Health Organisation, which occurred on May 17th 1990.
The DUTCH MISSION TO NEW YORK, usa
During September 2016, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was part of Amsterdam’s cultural trade mission to New York, aimed at promoting Dutch arts and culture. Over 60 institutions participated of mission, including our which presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress in the Big Apple. This was possible thanks to Creative Industries Fund NL and the city of Amsterdam.
Rotterdam PRIDE 2016, netherlands
The Museum of Architecture, Design and Digital Culture, located in Rotterdam’s Museumpark, showcased the Amsterdam Rainbow dress during Rotterdam Pride 2016.