Rotterdam Pride Walk

Dare to celebrate Pride Rotterdam

Dare To is this year’s slogan for Rotterdam Pride. Until September 26th, the city will be bursting with cool events and lectures celebrating cultural and sexual diversity during the event.

At Rotterdam Pride they strive for everyone within the LGBTIQIA + community. They believe that a positive, loving and tolerant mindset is the bridge to equality. They dream of an inclusive city where everyone feels welcome and at home. Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, cultural background, religion, color or shape, and where acceptance and diversity predominate.

A full program

On 18, 24 and 25 September you can go to a Drag Dinnershow – the Rotterdam Pride edition! The Drag Dinnershow at VINN is a great night out: while enjoying a three-course meal, you will be treated to a fantastic show by three drag queens.

Fortunately, the Keerweer Parade will take place again this year. The line-up includes Esther Hofman, Richard Groenendijk, Ruth Jacott, Mart Hoogkamer, Johnny Logan, Danny de Munk and Hermes House Band among others! Entry is only possible with a ticket and valid QR code and a maximum of 750 people can attend per day.

Ruth Jacott by Mark Uyl
Ruth Jacott sings at Keerweer Parade. Photo by Mark Uyl

Off course you can join the annual Pride demonstration on Saturday 25 September. Make your voice heard for equal rights and more acceptance of the LGBTIQ+ community. The march starts at 12:00, the gathering starts already at 11:00 in front of the City Hall.

Check the full program.

Rotterdam Pride Conference

From Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 September, Rotterdam Pride organizes an in-depth and inspiring program at the Kunsthal. Moderators Mandy Woelkens and Jill Philips will talk with amongst others Mykki Blanco and Travis Alabanza. Also, several panel discussions will take place with themes like transgender health care, chosen families, and the impact of the pandemic on safe spaces.

Combine attending these talks with a visit to the spectacular exhibition about ballroom culture. It provides the context for a subculture, shaped by and for black and brown queer and trans people. Deep in Vogue is put together in close collaboration with Amber Vineyard – Mother of the House of Vineyard, the first ballroom house in the Netherlands.


Coverphoto: Jordy Brada

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