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Joyce van de Bildt, recipient of the 2014 Dan David Prize doctoral scholarship, analyzes the issue of homosexuality in the Turkish Dutch community.

"Of the eighty boats participating in the parade at the beginning of August, most eyes were drawn towards the so-called 'Turkish Boat'; the first of its kind to appear in the boat float in Amsterdam as part of its annual Gay Pride celebrations. This unconventional presence also drew criticism and even threats originating from the Turkish community. In particular, the manifestation of national pride in combination with gay pride is questioned."

Read the article in openDemocracy, September 17, 2012