LEGAL LOVE – 20 years of marriage for everyone –
In Amsterdam, the first marriages between same-sex partners took place on April 1st, 2001, just after midnight. The first city in the world that legalised same sex marriage. The municipality of Amsterdam is celebrating the 20th anniversary of same-sex marriage with the photo exhibition LEGAL LOVE. We can be proud of this milestone. At the same time, the municipality recognises that in 2021 there are still obstacles, problems and threats facing lgbtia+ people.
With the exhibition LEGAL LOVE we look back on 20 years of marriage between partners of the same sex and we look at what we still need to do to achieve equality for lgbtqia+ persons.
The Open mind foundation and photographer / artist Ernst Coppejans made 20 personal dual portraits of same-sex couples who got married in the past 20 years.
LEGAL LOVE – 20 years of marriage for everyone – will be launched on April 1st, 2021 (within the restrictions of the Corona measures) at the Stopera in the centre of Amsterdam. After that, every three weeks, the exhibition will move to a different part of the city.
CHECK OUT all the couples stories at https://www.stichtingopenmind.nl/ll_videos/
Multimedia outdoor traveling exhibition
- 01-04-2021 / 23-04-2021 – Amsterdam Centrum – bij de Stopera
- 23-04-2021 / 14-05-2021 – Amsterdam Zuid – Amstelpark
- 14-05-2021 / 04-06-2021 – Amsterdam West – Mercatorplein
- 04-06-2021 / 25-06-2021 – Amsterdam Zuid Oost – Bijlmerplein
- 25-06-2021 / 16-07-2021 – Amsterdam Oost – Oostpoort
- 16-07-2021 / 06-08-2021 – Amsterdam Nieuw West – Osdorpplein
- 06-08-2021 / 27-08-2021 – Amsterdam Noord – IJpromenade
Creation: Concept by the Open mind Foundation – Image by Ernst Coppejans – Styling by Richard Schreefel – Interviews and text by Mirjam Bekker-Stoop and Lara Aerts – Design by Kellerman agency in action – exhibition Bordbusters
With special thanks to the 20 beautiful couples who agreed to visually represent:
The anniversary celebration of the opening up of civil marriage to people of the same sex.
Sharing the marriage experiences of a diverse group of portrayed married LGBTQIA + persons with a large and broad target group.
Looking back on the past 20 years with an eye on the future.
Putting current problems that arise around the acceptance of LGBTQIA+ people on the agenda.
Driving the conversation about the current state of affairs regarding acceptance and inclusion.
Promoting social acceptance and equal rights of LGBTQIA + people.