First Iran Boat in Amsterdam Pride 2017



Iranian government has long history of violating LGBTI Rights. We (Iranian LGBTIs) have been imprisoned, tortured and in many cases executed. Yet, social acceptance of LGBTI are very low in Iran in compare with other target groups of Iranian government.

While the situation is different in the Netherlands, Amsterdam Canal Pride Parade 2017 invites us to show “This is my pride!”. We (Iranian LGBTI community in the Netherlands) are going to come out of closet and prove that we are not ashamed of ourselves, we are strong and “This is our lives!”



For organizations and companies

Are you interested in participate in Iran Boat as an organization or business? Do you like to support LGBTI Rights?

Iran boat in Amsterdam Canal Pride Parade 2017 is a unique opportunity to show your support and promote your organization.

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ASP Sound & Light
Be Splendour
Iran Academia
Zamaneh Media
Sauna NieuweZijds
Milkshake Festival
COC Amsterdam
Food Joy
Club Church
Atelier de Ontdekking
Bob Angelo Funds
Amsterdam Pride Foundation
Rapido Events


Come on the boat

Registration is closed!

Iran Boat participants are final and announced to them. We have full capacity at this point.

However, you can send email to [email protected] if you like to be on waiting list.


Stay tuned!


What Does Media Say?

Iran boat has already attracted many media attention as remark of this year’s Amsterdam Canal Pride Parade.

Here are some links to media publications:


Any questions?

If you need to know more, or just want to drop us a line, please use the contact form, or email it to [email protected]

Like social media more? Tweet what you have in mind with #QueerOfIran or #IraanseBoot (Dutch for “Iranian Boat”) or @JoopeAGroup.

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How it works

Planning for a boat in Amsterdam Canal Pride Parade is an advanced social activity that is costly too!

This project couldn’t come to life if participation of you, me and all people who cares for LGBTI Rights around the world, didn’t count. Click here to read more about the costs of this campaign.

Please donate to the campaign even an small amount to improve Iranian LGBTI presence in society.

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