Artist, writer and LGBTQ+ human rights activist Fleur Pierets was wearing the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress at the opening ceremony of Antwerp Pride 2019.
The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress is a living work of art, made of all the national flags from countries where homosexuality is illegal, on penalty of imprisonment, torture or capital punishment. When a country adopts LGBTI+ inclusive legislation, the respective flag shall be replaced with a rainbow flag.
As a foundation, their goal is to encourage debate and awareness about inclusion and equal rights throughout the planet. This iconic work of art in the shape of a dress encourages actively defending and celebrating the acquisition and institutionalization of freedom, while at the same showing the still disconcerting state of human rights in many parts of the world.
Picture © Marcel Lennartz