University of Amsterdam will not sponsor boat at Gay Pride canal parade
February 26, 2009 Gay and Lesbian, News
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will not sponsor a boat during Amsterdam’s Gay Pride canal parade.
Last January Laurens Buijs, a researcher and teacher at the university’s College and Graduate School for Social Sciences, started a campaign encouraging the UvA to participate in the parade by sponsoring its own boat. Doing so is necessary, Buijs says, because according to him “homosexuality is still taboo among students.”