This week I had the pleasure of attending a conference and of partying on a boat in the Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade, both organized by the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights.
To be LGBTI is a human right
Alderman Marieke van Doorninck opened the conference by stressing the importance of diversity for the city of Amsterdam. Then sociologist Jan Willem Duyvendak explained the term homonationalism, and argued that viewing LGBTI acceptance as typically Dutch polarizes the debate. Boris Dittrich moderated the afternoon which also included contributions by Marja Lust (Police), Annelies Tukker (Nederlandse organisatie voor seksediversiteit), Isjed Ijaz Hussain (Stichting Prisma Groep & Veilige Haven) en Milan Hendriks (transgender). I gave a flash lecture on LGBT workplace inclusion.