June has arrived, and so is Pride Month – a month dedicated to acknowledging, embracing, and celebrating the diversity and contributions of the LGBTQIAP+ community. Pride Month has its roots in the United States, originating from the Stonewall Riots in June 1969

In the Netherlands, Roze Zaterdag commemorates the Stonewall riots. Our country has a rich history of advocating for LGBTQIAP+ rights and has been at the forefront of promoting equality and inclusion with multiple events. Despite Roze Zaterdag , there is no official Pride month in the Netherlands. This is likely because Pride Amsterdam is around the corner in from July 27th to August 4th.

At CASA, we welcome people from all walks of life every day. Creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone at CASA is highly important to us, and we achieve this by educating ourselves and others year-round. Moments like Pride Month – even though it is not widely celebrated in the Netherlands – provide us with valuable opportunities to reflect. Enhance your understanding of the community by reading the blogs below. Let’s keep on celebrating equality, during en outside of Pride Festivities.