Turkish Boat to Float in Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade

2 April 2012

 

A Turkish boat will float in this year’s Gay Pride parade, Amsterdam’s ProGay Foundation has announced. The parade has a capacity of 80 boats, and drew lots from 188 submissions to determine which groups would sail in the August event. ProGay Chair Irene Hemelaar expressed satisfaction with the presence of the Turkish float, saying that the organization is “really pleased with this addition… the Netherlands has an estimated 20,000 gays and lesbians of Turkish descent.” The gay pride festival will be held between 28 July and 5 August 2012.