Preparations for Amsterdam Canal Pride Parade are difficult and costly, more so than other pride parades around the world. Registration take place in January, while the parade is in the first weekend of August. There is massive competition with many registrants and only 80 boats getting approval. Approved boats pay substantial registration fees. We were lucky to get approved for the parade out of 140 requests this year! We are a non-profit with insufficient budget for this kind of activity. We decided to move forward regardless, because supporting our rights and visibility is far more important! We can’t cover all the costs but we count on you to help us make history.
Click here if you’d like to read more about why we are going to be part of Amsterdam Pride Parade.
What are the costs?
Total costs to rent a sufficient boat, prepare and build designs, provide food and beverages, registration fees and of course to have a DJ add up to about €17,000. We have already covered part of the costs through our network of friends and sponsors. But the remaining €9,000 is waiting for your participation and support!
Total amount that has been raised through crowd funding: €430 Weekly update – Last update: April 24, 2017
What if we get more?
We are dedicated to expand LGBTI Rights. We will fully spend excess amounts to highlight LGBTI topics for Iranians and to advocate for social justice: together with Zamaneh Media, we would publish articles on one of the most visited Persian websites radiozamaneh.com and if we get much more, we would spend it to support recent Persian-speaking LGBTI refugees in the Netherlands.
Would you like to know more?
Send an email to [email protected] or a text message to +31685104509. Please also visit and share the Iran Pride website: https://pride.joopea.info