The Netherlands: A paradise for the LGBTIQ community?

Podcast by Annemarie Andre | Picture by Unsplash

Since the Netherlands introduced the same-sex marriage as the first country in the world in 2001, it is known as a place of tolerance and sexual freedom. While other European countries now caught up with it and developed the movement furthermore, the Netherlands stood still. What are the challenges of the LGBTIQ community in the Netherlands nowadays?

Our reporter talked to Siep de Haan, one of the organizers of the first canal pride parade in Amsterdam, Derk van den Hoven, the chairman of the student organization A.S.V. Gay and Yvette Verlaan, an international expat from the Netherlands currently living in Austria.