News | 11-04-2023 | 13:57
In 2022, the Royal Dutch Embassy welcomed the iconic Amsterdam Rainbow dress to Poland.
By bringing the iconic dress to Poland, exhibiting it at the Warsaw Pride Parade 2022 and having the dress photographed with LGBTIQ+ supporters, the Embassy will promote equal rights for LGBTIQ+ people and promote openness, tolerance and inclusion. I wanted to show values such as gender. Dress is an important priority for Holland.
Amsterdam’s rainbow dress is a living work of art, made up of flags from 68 countries where being LGBTIQ+ is illegal. Whenever any of these countries change their parliament in favor of LGBTQ+, their flag is replaced with a rainbow flag. The Polish flag is not included in the dress as being LGBTIQ+ is not punishable under Polish law. However, the LGBTIQ+ community is experiencing challenges and pressures.
Before the parade, the embassy asked two well-known Polish activists to pose in rainbow dresses at several locations in Warsaw. Professional photo sessions with activists were also held, as it was important to keep the LGBTI+ topic focused.
A year later, the Embassy organized an exhibition of photos of the dress in Warsaw, and a booklet was published with photos of the dress and insights from the people involved in the project. I got the chance to file a complaint.
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