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Conchita Wurst leads EuroPride in Amsterdam

Monday, August 08, 2016 - 01:15

“Love is love” – Pride parade calls for the protection of LGBT rights. Angela Moore reports.

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Three weeks of gay pride events in Amsterdam ends with a grand parade on a canal. Pop star and bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst let down her long, dark hair as dancers and other drag queens partied aboard the boat dubbed "Join Our Freedom". The Dutch police had their own float.. as well as the European Commission. The World Religion Boat urged people to "Coexist in Freedom". This year, EuroPride was held at the same time as Amsterdam's pride parade... and participants called for the protection of all LGBT rights. SOUNDBITE: Sister Rose, saying (English): "This weekend it was a Pride weekend in Uganda as well, and police raided the pride and raided the event. So it's really important to keep on celebrating, to keep on telling kids all around the world: you are beautiful, you are perfect, you are love, love is love and that's what is so important today." As the festivities came to an end, party-goers aimed to kiss away bigotry and prejudice.

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Conchita Wurst leads EuroPride in Amsterdam

Monday, August 08, 2016 - 01:15