Trans Model Wears Stunning Couture Dress Made From Flags of Countries Banning Homosexuality
The world is divided in many ways, and one particular way is between countries banning homosexuality, and those who don’t. It is true that these trends have taken on a new form in recent years, and people have become more lenient as time went on. In total, there are 72 countries banning homosexuality all throughout the world and in 12 of them, the punishment is death.
To be fair, though, there is a strong correlation between the GDP per capita and the leniency people have towards homosexuality. There’s also the time since countries have that amount of GDP, as meaningful changes in culture and society need at least several generations before they are noticeable and meaningful. But this isn’t here nor there.
This past July at the EuroPride festival in Amsterdam, a team of artists have come together and collected the flags of all those countries still banning homosexuality, making a dress out of them. This was done in order to continue the fight for equality.
Cultuur en Ontspanningscentrum (COC), the oldest centre of homosexuality and other things LGBTQ have partnered with artist Oeri van Woezik and designer Matthijs van Bergen in order to make the dress. The person who wore it is IMG Models’ first transgender model, and not to mention, the official Trans Ambassador for EuroPride.Pieter Henket was also called upon in order to photograph the event.The whole scene takes place before Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. The Rainbow Dress, as it came to be known, is powerful an elegant, working in perfect harmony with its surroundings.
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