Ambassador of the Dutch Gay Pride 2017
Souad Boumedien (42) works as a Sergeant for the Dutch National Police Force in Amsterdam. She is of Moroccan decent, Muslim and elected to be Ambassador for the Dutch Gay Pride 2017. According to her, her sexual orientation does not conflict with her faith in the Islam: “The freedom to be gay, bi or transgender is increasingly seen as the same freedom to be religious”. Souad is one of the initiators of the “Moroccan float” that participated in the 2016 Gay Pride in Amsterdam and gave a platform to participants with Moroccan roots.