Among first boats of Amsterdam Canal Pride, there was a boat from a country where being queer is punishable by death, Iran.
"I wanted to show the world that Iran is not all about war & Islam, but there are living people who love each other."
The spotlight of this year is on the IranPride Boat, an initiative of Iranians in the Netherlands.
The Iran Boat that didn't sail last year is sailing this year in the Amsterdam Pride. It's punishable by death in Iran to be a LGBTIQ.
From the boxes [where boats where waiting for their turn], you could hear people who sings with loud Persian music.
There would be eighty boats with their own character in Pride Amsterdam such as the IranPride Boat.
He [Rik] chose this (Bride) dress because it's a unique day for him.
This is extremely courageous of those who stand on the Iran Boat.
Personally, I think the Iran Boat is most special boat that is going to sail with Iranian refugees.
The pop-artist have unveiled his new work that he created for Amsterdam Pride. Iranian refugees and citizens in the Netherlands have removed the veil.
Iranian queers in the Streets of Amsterdam
Pride Walk Amsterdam 2018: IranPride group among the rest of participants