King Willem Alexander will be attending COC celebrations
Press release today:
"King Willem Alexander (of the Netherlands) will attend on November 22 in Amsterdam the celebrations of 70 year COC, the national organization for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT's)"
"The King will speak with LGBT's from various groups where acceptation of LGBT still is problematic. The RVD (information office of the King) said the King will talk to youth, old age people and people with a bi-cultural or religious background"
"COC chairman Tanja Ineke said the Royal visit is of great support for all LGBT in the Netherlands as well as outside the Netherlands on the way to full acceptance"
NOTE: this is the first time EVER a Dutch King will visit a GAY/LESBIAN organization. Last June however Queen Maxima did attend a LGBT event, as the first member of the Royal Family ever. So times are changing in the Royal Family
NOTE 2: The national organization COC stands for "Cultuur en Ontspannings Vereniging" ("Club for culture and relaxation") when it was founded in 1946 the word GAY or LESBIAN could not be used in public... The name never changed, maybe because all English tourists will understand immedeatly COC is a gay club
On the pics: Willem Alexander van Oranje Nassau, King of the Netherlands