Pride Talk Amsterdam

Pride Talk Amsterdam at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

Every year, with Queer & Pride Amsterdam, the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates its achievements and reflects on the emancipatory struggle that remains to be fought. Every year, on the eve of these weeks of celebration and remembrance, De Nieuwe Kerk gives the stage to an international activist and amplifies their message. The church asks them to look at our country and Amsterdam from an outside perspective and gives them the chance to warn us, take the measure of us, encourage us or give us a heart to heart or all of the above.

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam is one of the most famous monuments of the city. A venue for royal and national commemorations, exhibitions, and concerts. The 2023 Pride Talk is the very first edition of a new initiative.

Pride Talk Amsterdam at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
David Mixner during Pride Talk 2023 in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam.

The first ever edition was held by American activist David Mixner (1946 – 2024). He was a writer, fundraiser, and
performer, and a veteran of many battlegrounds. In the early sixties, he campaigned for John and Bobby
Kennedy and for Martin Luther King.

He became a prominent leader in the anti-Vietnam War movement and was, since his coming out in 1977, a figurehead for the LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the United States.