'Amsterdam, Netherlands- August 4, 2012: On the foreground participants of the gay canal parade. they holding the rainbow flag, the symbol for proud to be gay. 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.'