While coronavirus lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, sex work is not allowed to resume until September. Advocacy groups say the lack of support for sex workers has exposed how vulnerable they are under Dutch law. Hella Dee, not her real name, has been working in brothels in and around Amsterdam for the past 10 years, but she hasn't had any income since COVID restrictions were enforced in March. She started a fundraising campaign when she realized how many of her colleagues were in financial distress.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. But even as the city marked the milestone in LGBTQ emancipation, its mayor said that striving for equality remains a work in progress. Since the historic event in Amsterdam 20 years ago, same-sex marriage has been made legal in 28 countries worldwide, as well as the self-governing island of Taiwan. Gert Kasteel and Dolf Pasker were celebrating 20 years of married life Thursday.
Topping the list of gay-friendly destinations, Amsterdam is an oasis for travelers who can let loose, showing their true colors in one of the most liberal-minded cities on the map. The Netherlands has a progressive history when it comes to tolerance and rights for minorities. It even set the bar in as the first country to officially recognize same-sex marriage. The city of canals boasts a compact center that makes almost everything walking distance.
Facebook Twitter Email. Coronavirus dealt a devastating blow to the Dutch capital's notorious window brothels and left over legally operating sex workers without an income for almost four months. The district in Amsterdam's historic center, known locally as De Wallen, relies heavily on tourism and normally attracts over a million visitors a month. The pandemic plunged the sex industry into deep financial trouble and reignited a debate about the future of the Red Light District. When the lockdown began, many sex workers chose to return to their home countries in eastern Europe, according to Felicia Anna, a Romanian sex worker and founder of Red Light United, a trade union representing women.