The Hague First City to Raise the Transgender Flag
31 May 2021
On March 31 2021, The Hague was the first municipality where the transgender flag was raised.
The International Day of Transgender Visibility was established in 2009. This is a day to raise awareness about discrimination against transgender people around the world. Another transgender day, the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is all about the victims of hate crime, while the Day of Transgender Visibility is all about giving transgenders visibility in a positive way.
On March 31, 2021, The Hague was the first municipality where the transgender flag was raised. Thirteen flags were displayed at the Hofvijver, the town hall and the Escamp district office. Mayor Jan van Zanen mentioned that transgenders deserve this and expressed his hope that they feel supported by this. The transgender flag can be recognized by the five horizontal stripes; two light blue, two light pink and a central white stripe.
On this day, the first transgender Member of Parliament (Lisa van Ginneken) was also sworn in, which made it an extra special day.