29 APRIL – 30 APRIL – 4 MEI – 5 MEI
Kicking off on Queen’s Day Eve (29th April) will be the fabulous Drag Queen Olympics, with more than 25 drag queens battling it out for gold in the Stiletto Sprint, Handbag Throw and Limbo.
The creme de la creme of the Dutch drag scene will be performing as well, including Karoline On Line, The Alley Girls, The Fluffer Girls and all the way from Serbia, special guest Marija Serifovic (Winner 2007 Eurovision!).
The Games start with Jennifer Hopelezz lighting the Olympic Flame at 19.00h
All Drag Queens are welcome to take part
(See here for more info).
On Queen’s Day the Homomonument will host an all day dance party, with Joost van Bellen leading the DJ line up. Starting from midday, this will be one of the best queer places to hang out and celebrate this fantastic day.
On the 4th May, the Remembrance Ceremony at the monument this year will be especially dedicated to immigrant (allochtone) lesbian, gay and transgender people. Everyone wanting to take part can meet at the COC building (Rozenstraat 14) from 7 PM, after which there will be a procession leading to the monument at 7.30 P.M, and a 2 minute silence at 8 PM followed by the laying of wreaths.
5th May, Liberation Day, at the monument is titled " Love Love Love -a Totally Tolerate Happening", with "statements about freedom and tolerance by the rich and famous, the poor and the fabulous". There will be an info market from midday till 18.00h
and from 18.00h there will be shows and performances hosted by Vera Springveer.
There will be the first "Freedom Fashion Show", with young and established Dutch designers showing specially made outfits inspired by tolerance and freedom and shown by celebrity friends. DJ’s include Fashion DJ Martin Duvall, Wannabeastar, Joost van Bellen and mr & mrs Cameron.
Beautiful floorcloths after the lunch at Gaybird. Then jump Circo Cono!