Amsterdam Rainbow Dress

The 52-foot-tall Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, representing the flags of 68 countries where 2SLGBTQAI+ is punishable by law, will make an appearance this Friday outside the Vancouver Art Gallery!

Amsterdam Rainbow Dress
[Amsterdam Rainbow Dress in Sydney]

The well-documented, unique fashion statement has been photographed around the world in order to raise awareness about equal rights and inclusion, and will fittingly be in our city just head of Sunday’s Vancouver PRIDE Parade.

Amsterdam Dress in Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
[Amsterdam Dress in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam]

As both a Dutch citizen and former resident of Holland, I am proud of the fact that The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001.

The dress will be worn by three prominent 2SLGBTQAI+ community members: Kendall Gender (runner up Canada’s Drag Race season 2), Jaylene Thyme (two-spirited indigenous advocate) and Norma Lize (trans activist and member of Rainbow Refugee).

Amsterdam Dress in Taipei
[Amsterdam Dress in Taipei]

In addition to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the dress will also be photographed in Victoria’s British Columbia Parliament Building and on Jericho Beach, by Jamie Mann.

Amsterdam Dress in Berlin
[Amsterdam Dress in Berlin]

Grab your chance to see this iconic dress on Friday, between 4 and 8 pm, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery (the Gallery has Free First Friday Night this week as well, offering free admission between the same hours indicated).

Visit Vancouver Pride online for more Pride Week details and HAPPY PRIDE WEEK!

Top image: Amsterdam Dress in Luxembourg.

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