Dutch soldiers to sail along with Gay Pride

Dutch soldiers to sail along with Gay Pride

Dutch soldiers will sail along with the Amsterdam Gay Pride this year.

It is the first time that soldiers will participate with their own boat in the famous boat parade, reported the organization of the Gay Pride Sunday.

The boat is an initiative of Homosexuality and the Armed Forces Foundation (SHK).

The famous boat parade will take place on Saturday, August 6. SHK and Amsterdam Gay Pride organizer ProGay was glad to hear that there will be soldiers in uniform to sail this year.

The participation means a big step in the social acceptance of homosexuality within Defence according to the parties.

Two years ago, soldiers could not sail, last year only on their own initiative.

Soldiers are sail already a few years along in the parade during Pink Saturday.

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