International Human Rights Day 2018, South Africa
From 8 to 15 December 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation was in South Africa. At the invitation of the Dutch embassy in Pretoria we presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg during the international human rights day on December 10. We were part of a discussion program on LGBTI + rights at the Dutch Embassy in Pretoria. Finally we presented the Dress in Cape Town in the MOCAA museum. Here too we participated in a substantive program on LGBTI + rights. Of course we also expanded our Art Photography series with a first photo on the African continent.
Europride 2018, Stockholm
On the 2nd of August the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was presented during Europride 2018 in Stockholm as part of the program of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Presenting during Europride was special because in 2016 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was created during Europride in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Pride 2018, City Hospital OLVG
During the Amsterdam Pride the Rainbow Dress was on display in City Hospital OLVG in Amsterdam. After traveling around it was good to have the Dress on display in her hometown. During the week in the OLVG a group of international LGBTI activists was welcomed to see the dress and hear the story behind it.
Seoul Queer Culture Festival 2018
From July 12 – 16 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation was present at the Seoul Queer Culture Festival. The organization of the SQCF joined forces with The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Korea to make it possible for us to tell our story and meet the LGBTI+ community in Korea. Of course we made a new addition to our series of art photography. This was our first visit and the first photo on the Asian continent.
Madrid Pride 2018
From 4-8 July the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was in Madrid for the Pride. On invitation of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands we presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress during the Pride on several different locations. Besides that we did two photoshoots. One in the Prado Museum and another one durin the Pride Parade.
San Francisco Pride 2018
From June 21 – 26, 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation was present at the San Francisco Pride. The organization of the Pride joined forces with The Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco to make it possible for us to spread our message again in San Francisco. We presented the Rainbow Dress at the Salesforce headquarters and during the VIP party in San Francisco City Hall
Athens Pride 2018
From 7 -11 June 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was in Athens for the Athens Pride. On invitation of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with support of the Municipality of Amsterdam we presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress during the pride. Besides that we did a photoshoot in the most iconic Greek setting.
Workplace Pride International Conference
On 18 May 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was presented during the international conference of Workplace Pride in Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage.
IDAHOT 2018 – European Parliament
From 14-17 may 2018 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was be on display in the European Parliament. On the 17th of May (IDAHOT) the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress in the Parliament and took part in a roundtable discussion organized by the Intergroup LGBTI of the European Parliament.
Dutch Central Bank 2018
Coming Out Day 2017 – Ministry of Economic Affairs
During the coming out day 2017, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was presented at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague / the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was exhibited for a number of days and the Foundation participated in an afternoon program that focused on diversity.
Amsterdam Museum donation
On Wednesday, August 2 2017 the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress was donated to the Amsterdam Museum. The dress is therefore part of the history of the city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation will continue to travel with the dress, raising awareness on state-sponsored homophobia worldwide. The object has now however been granted a status of museum piece and is therefore strengthened in it’s cause.
The San Francisco mission
In May 2017, the foundation traveled to San Francisco as part of an LGBTI+ 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. The foundation was enabled to produce a set of strong images showcasing the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress: 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 have been enabled to continue the 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.
IDAHOT 2017 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On May 17 2017 we celebrated IDAHOT with the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress being presented to the Equal Rights Coalition at the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs in The Hague, the Netherlands. IDAHOT, The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, is about looking back and looking forward. We are very proud to have presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress at the ministry of Foreign Affairs, in presence of their excellencies minister Koenders and the ambassadors of the countries that are part of the Equal Rights Coalition. IDAHOT is the day we commemorate the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder by the WHO, which happened on May 17, 1990. With 75 countries incorporated in the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, there is still a lot to be achieved around the globe.
The New York mission
In September 2016, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress project was part of the Amsterdam cultural trade mission traveling to New York City to promote arts and culture. More than 60 institutions took part in this mission and our team was present to promote the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress in the Big Apple. This was made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the city of Amsterdam. Watch a video registration of the dress’ presentation:
Rotterdam Pride 2016
The New Institute, Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture located at the Museumpark in Rotterdam, Showcased the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress during Rotterdam Pride.
* 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