'Amsterdam, Netherlands - August 4, 2012: Rainbow flag against the Westerkerk during the gay pride week. The rainbow is symbol for proud to be gay. The pink confetti is from a just passed boat of the gay canal parade.The Gay Canal parade in Amsterdam is the climax of the gay Pride week. The Canal Parade is an annual event on the first saturday in august. A lot of boats with gay people, travesty, bi sexuals and transgenders celebrating their sexual freedom and show they are proud to be gay.The Gay Canal Parade has every year hundreds of thousands visitors and is one of the largest public events of the Netherlands. In 1996 the gay pride was held for the first time.'