It really makes sense. I hope the world will be less prejudiced and less discriminatory and more understanding and inclusive.
This is a monument in the heart of Amsterdam. It commemorates the persecuted gay and lesbian men. However, when I searched it, I realized I could easily miss it. This is because there are no large signs describing this place. It's just three big pink triangles made of granite.
The Netherlands can be the most tolerant of homosexuality in the world, can be said to be the Rainbow, but to say that the gay monument is more unsurprising, not recommended to visit specifically, not far from the canal, just a glance
It is in the capital of the Netherlands, in the heart of Amsterdam, in memory of all the persecuted gay and lesbian men and lesbians, and sees many locals and foreigners sitting by the water reading inscriptions, lit candles and left flowers.
HOMOMONUMENT KEIZERSGRACHT AMSTERDAMThe monument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam. 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, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church. It is the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were deported and killed by the Nazis.
As the world's first memorial to commemorate gays and lesbians who've suffered persecution, the Homomonument is a must for any first-time gay visitor to Amsterdam. Conceived in 1970 and finally completed in 1987, it features three pink granite triangles laid out to create a larger triangle, in remembrance of the outcast symbol forced upon gays by the Nazis. The monument's set in a pretty location right on the Keizersgracht canal, just next to the historic Westerkerk.
So beautifully understated we almost missed it. There are actually two triangles the one in my picture that goes out into the water and one in the church courtyard.
Monument in the Westermarkt area originally proposed as a monument to homosexuals that lost their lives during World War II. However, as it was not realized until 1987, its purpose has been expanded to commemorate all homosexual men and women who have been, or are still being, persecuted and murdered.