On Tuesday 1 August it is exactly 25 years ago that the Gay Games took place in Amsterdam. Time to look back on this historic event and reminisce, and make new ones together. ,
The program 25 years of Gay Games! consists of conversations with a number of prominent figures from Gay Games history, music by singer Wilma Bakker and the chance to visit the small exhibition Gay Games 1998. Order free tickets.
Come to the storytelling event in the evening on Thursday 3 August; to tell Resilient Voices and listen to the experiences of LGBTI+ people. During this storytelling meeting we make the challenges of these people visible and celebrate the successes in the movement towards more acceptance and emancipation. This is a collaboration with Alliance Change from Inside Out and Movisie. Order free tickets.
About the exhibition
The Gay Games of 1998 put Amsterdam on the map as the gay capital of the world. LGBTIQ+ people from all corners of the world participated in the sporting, social and cultural events. People of color, transgender, non-binary and intersex people were less visible in Dutch society than they are now. They experienced this event in a different way. Come and see the small exhibition Gay Games 1998: a queer retrospective.
Amsterdam Museum, Amstel 51