Celebratedandhighlightedwith 20 personal portetsandstories
ON APRIL 1ST 10.30 AMLOCAL AMSTERDAM MAYOR FEMKE HALSEMA OPENED THEEXHIBIT‘LEGAL LOVE – 20 YEARS OF MARRIAGE FOREVERYONE’ AT THESTOPERA IN AMSTERDAM CITYCENTRE. LEGAL LOVE IS A TRAVELING OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONSTARTINGITSJOURNEY IN
THECITYCENTRE OF AMSTERDAM. THE EXHIBITION IS CREATEDTOBEABLETODISCUSS MARRIAGE FOREVERYONEOPENLYANDTO BREAK THETABOOSAROUND IT
In Amsterdam, the first marriages between same-sex partners took place on April 1st, 2001, just after midnight. 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 recognizes that in 2021 there are still obstacles, problems and threats facing lgbtqia+ 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.
MULTIMEDIA OUTDOOR TRAVELING EXHIBITION
LEGAL LOVE – 20 years of marriage for everyone –
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 Boardbusters