The Organizer

We are a non-profit foundation that strives for emancipation, social and legal equality and acceptance of the LGBTQI+ community. To achieve this, the visibility of diversity is necessary. Because what you see cannot be ignored. We are the spider in the web of organizations that work together to organize the festival. To ensure that the cooperation runs smoothly, we work with a committee structure; Arts & Culture, Pride & Sports, Women & Pride, Youth Pride, Senior Pride, Trans Pride, Religion Pride, Fetish Pride, and B+ Pride. The committees offer events tailored to their target group and ensure greater visibility.


We have a governance model in which the board, in consultation with the director, determines the strategic course of the organization and supervises the implementation of events, and has delegated the day-to-day business to an Executive Director. For its supervisory task, the board maintains regular contact with the Director and appoints an accountant for the Foundation. The Director leads the organization, ensures the recruitment of sponsors, grants, and other such income, ensures the expenditure and management of the available resources, and the adequate functioning of the organization.  The organization consists of four employees and is supported by freelancers and specialized external parties.


Frans van der Avert (he/him) -Chairman and portfolio: Arts & Culture | Director of Soestdijk Palace in daily life
Joyce Priem (she/her)  – Treasurer and portfolio: women | Senior Financial Controller at VSU in daily life
Glenn Helberg (he/him) – Portfolio: Elderly, Young, Kingdom Relations and QBPOC | Psychiatrist
Huib Wurfbain (he/him) – Portfolio: legal and entrepreneur | Endeavor Coach at THNK in daily life
Geneviève Lieuw (she/her) – Confidential Advisor and Portfolio: Human Rights and QBPOC | Member of the Institute for Human Rights in daily life
Dinah Bons (trans: she/her) – Portfolio: Trans, Non-binary, Sex Work, AIDS and QBPOC | Development manager at Female Economy in daily life
Souad Boumedien (she/her) – Portfolio: Security and QBPOC | Internal network coordinator for Amsterdam Police in daily life


Lucien Spee de Castillo Ruiz (he/him) – Executive director
Anita Beek (she/her) – Office & Event manager of the open air cinemas
Marc Bartels (he/him) – Senior event manager Canal Parade & Business Club 
BeyonG Veldkamp (trans: she/her) – Event & Social media manager 
Lars Brunnhoff (he/him) – Projectmanager & Social Media
Peter van Vught (he/him) – Event manager of Pride Park and closing party
Patrick Vleeshouwers (he/him) – Head of security and crowd management
Alex Hoeve (he/him) – Canal Parade operations manager
Duco Snijders (he/him) – Canal Parade waterway manager
Pieter Teepe (he/him) – Logistics and construction manager
Martijn Albers (he/him) – Press and communications manager
Monique de Adelhart-Toorop (she/her) – Accounting 


Cornald Maas (he/him) – Canal Parade | Television presenter in daily life
Constance Steenkamp-Faaij (she/her) – Women & Pride | Sustainability manager 
Daan Smeelen (she/her) – Pride Walk | Coordinator of internal training for elderly care
Marco Altena (he/him)- Youth Pride | Strategic advisor at Dutch Railway
Martijn van Schieveen (he/him) – Arts & Culture | Head of Communications 
Jan Pieter de Lugt (he/him) – Pride & Sports | Director at TransOil Group
Paul Rijpstra (he/him) – Senior Pride | Head of Business Development Ama Partners
Wouter Neerings (he/him) – Corporates & Pride | Management consultant at UWV 
Brand Berghouwer (trans: he/him) – Trans Pride | Trans-sensitive coaching
Karin Bleie (she/him) – Fetish Pride | Business Consultant in daily life
Axe Leito (he/him) – Leather Pride | Tax consultant in daily life
Wielie Elhorst (he/him) – Religious Pride | LGBT – preacher in daily life
Ronald Mol (he/they) – Bi+ Pride | Chief railway conductor in daily life

Here’s more info about our Pride commissions!


Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12 1017 RC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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