Yesterday was the 9th Gay Parade along the canals here in Amsterdam. It was a glorious day because the sun was shining and everyone was celebrating and enjoying themselves. I never noticed any trouble nor any homophobic behavior, which you might expect with thousands of people in attendance. The canals were full of floats and costumes and performances throughout the afternoon. The parties and dancing went on through the night. If you ever get a chance to visit Amsterdam during this festival, you might be surprised that it is not only for gays, but for all people who also support gay freedom of choice.
Someone has posted some
colorful photos of the event. Check them out.