Homomonument, Amsterdam

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The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination." It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.
Later, similar monuments were realised in a number of cities all around the world.

During the Netherlands’ annual Remembrance Day ceremony on May 4, wreaths are laid on the monument to commemorate LGBT victims of persecution. On May 5, Liberation Day, the monument becomes the site of a street party.
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  • As a straight man, it was still very heartbreaking to think about the loss of life for those who were different from the Ayrian life style. Very somber area.  more »
  • I’d heard about this before visiting Amsterdam and wanted to visit, but actually stumbled upon it as we were out talking a stroll with my husband. As a gay married couple on our honeymoon, this...  more »
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  • Fabulous event the Drag Olympics, only improvement could be screens for those away from stage to see. This comment is based on four years trying to view past the large number of people attending the event. Food and drink is well catered, and friendly Police and Medical staff
  • As said before by another user - nice place to sit down but offers nothing. Obviously it's nice that it's there but it's not really interesting except for the sign.

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