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Monumental gay gesture
A subtly low-level but powerful and influential momument designed by Karin Daan and opened on 5 September 1987, eight years after it was started. The first of its kind, the Homomonument is made up of three detached pinky granite triangles — denoting past suffering and persecution, a celebration of gays today and vigilance for the future — which form one large triangle, recalling a time before the rainbow flag took over from the pink triangle as a symbol of homosexuality. The momument overlooks the Keizersgracht, just around the corner from the Anne Frank House.

Tags: Heritage Site, Cultural Interest, Design

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Westermarkt (Keizersgracht)
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Grachtengordel-West

+31 20 5512512
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