Are there any places where you can be openly queer, where you feel safe and represented? The expression 'safe space' remains a tricky one. Queer environments often seem overrepresented by one, and inaccessible to the other communities of trans, women, butch or femme, non-binary, colored and all intersections between them are less represented during the nightlife, but also the business world and during the Pride. We need nights, days, places and people where queer women feel at ease. And most of all, can find each other. What does it take to create more unity, visibility and representation?
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What do queer women want to see in order to feel included in Amsterdam Pride? What are the good practices that already exist? The gender gap, feminism and racism have an increasingly prominent role in social debates. Yet we see a lack of solidarity and unity within the LGBTQI+ community. Especially if we look at the scene which involves mostly females.
On this evening we celebrate what’s going well: organizations, parties, front women who inspire in terms of sexuality, representation and mobilization. We also discuss the raw edges: what are the struggles, where is the misunderstanding?
Tonight we come together, from all parts of the town. No matter what age, colour, gender and all that’s in between, to share our stories. Through art, music, talks and of course with a drink or two for the rough edges. Tonight we celebrate!