Hundreds of thousands took Amsterdam’s canals Saturday for the annual Gay Pride parade.
The Associated Press reports:
Hundreds of thousands of gay rights supporters thronged Amsterdam’s canals for the city’s annual boat float parade, a party marking the high point of Gay Pride week.
The event features gay, lesbian and transgender people, many of them scantily-clad, dancing to music on elaborate boat-floats with onlookers cheering them on.
This year, Dutch homosexuals of Turkish ancestry had their own float, a first. One massive muscle-bound man on the boat swung a big black sign reading “Turkish, Dutch, Netherlander and Proud.”
The ancient Westerkerk ? the church with bells that once comforted Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis ? has been draped in the rainbow flag that has become a symbol of tolerance and the gay rights movement.
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