Atria during EuroPride 2016

atria goes pink

The yearly recurring Amsterdam Gay Pride will be even larger and more spectacular this year. Amsterdam is hosting Europride 2016, a 15-day event focussed on the LGBTI community. For more than two weeks, the city will transform into a rainbow-colored resort with many activities, including the impressive Canal Parade.

Atria goes Pink!

Atria’s focus during Europride is lesbian visibility. Atria’s library and archive host one of the world’s largest collections on  women, gender and diversity. This includes a rich lesbian history. Especially for EuroPride, Atria created the Pink Tour. A crash course on  the changing position of LBTI women from the 1960s and onwards.

Some stories are too exceptional to neglect, even more so they provide an unexpected perspective on history. Atria produced five short films featuring lesbians who contributed immensely to the visibility and emancipation of lesbian women in the Netherlands from the 1960s onwards. On Monday July 25th, the premier of these films will be celebrated in Atria’s library. This celebration includes a unique rendition of Lesbiafonia: a witty carol about women loving women.

To further enhance lesbian visibility online, Atria and Wikimedia NL partnered up to organise a Wikipedia writing workshop. On Monday July 25th you can learn how to write articles for the LBTI community on world’s largest online encyclopedia. Everyone is encouraged to write during the entire Europride period.