Written by Cyntiha Fridsma
August 13, 2003
Amsterdam on August 2, 2003.
does it mean, the word Gay? Looking at the dictionary it means two
things, Gay as being homosexual and Gay as being cheerful.
that in mind and looking at the Gay parade I guess that both
descriptions, given by the dictionary goes for the Gay parade. I mean:
it is a parade on the water with cheerful folks watching many different
show boats, like it were a carnival on the water, on the canals in
On these showboats you could see many different,
happy and smiling, homosexuals having the time of their life. Looking
at this parade from the platform where I stood, was great. Being
surrounded by thousands of people, Gay and Straight, all together with
no violence or hate.
whish for all the people around the world that you could have been
there together with us in Amsterdam on that hot summer day.
whish that all people could see that there's no sense of killing each
other for being different, thinking different. No reason to kill each
other for his or her race, faith, sexual habits or what ever. Just be
proud on what you are and respect each other.
Thinking about the brutal attack on the World Trade Center in New York still brings tears in my eyes.
and happiness is all that really matters. If more people realize that
than there would be less violence in the world and our world leaders
could think about Mother Nature instead (the Greenhouse effect) and
care less about people being different, because there is not a real
difference between you and me. The gay parade in Amsterdam is the proof