French gay imam on our boat!

Studio_20160621_101614 We are very proud to let you know that the French gay imam and doctor in social and human sciences

Ludovic Mohammed Zahed

will be on the World Religion Boat!

He is a French Muslim who is gay, and a feminist. He no longer wants people to think that it is an impossible blend, and that these different aspects of his identity are incompatible, just because of fascists’ violence which as nothing to do with islam as a spirituality based on peace and inclusivity. With this in mind he started a mosque in Paris in 2010 where all people are welcome to pray together. All are welcome, no matter their religious background or sexual orientation.

About the need for places like this Ludovic Zahed said “Today in France, gay teenagers are almost 15 times more likely than those who are straight to kill themselves because of their sexual orientation. Left deeply bruised by this fact, I decided to create an association in support of LGBT+ French, European and North African Muslims.”

“For me it is mandatory to fight against all discrimination and prejudices especially those within our minorities towards other faith based traditions”. We hope that the World Religion Boat, together with all religious leaders, activists and members on the boat, can show the world that all discrimination and prejudices can be thrown overboard when we show eachother respect and love!

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All are welcome!

Studio_20160620_205253With the Euro Pride coming closer day by day, more and more pre Euro Pride events take place. At those events we talk to many enthousiastic people who feel committed to our message “COEXIST in Freedom”. Also alot of people think that only religious leaders and activist are welcome on the World Religion Boat. This however is not true!

All are welcome on the World Religion Boat!

The only condition is that you are religious or looking for God in any way and that you share our motto “All people can life together in peace and freedom no matter their religion or sexual oriëntation”. Of course, it is the Gay Parade, so being gay or at least gay-friendly speaks for itself. For more information about sailing with us on August 6th, Please contact us

Don’t want to sail with us, but loving the idea that there will be an imam, a dominee, a reverend, a shaman etc. on only ONE GayPrideBoat? Please donate here. We need your financial support!

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We need sponsors

Only two more months till the Canal Parade! The guest list is getting longer and longer, Gerwin Smit our designer is working hard to bring our ideas to life and the hits on our website keep increasing every day. People we meet and talk with about The World Religion Boat are all excited about the vision and theme of the boat. BUT… we need more sponsors!

When we applied for a boat at the Canal Parade Irene Hemelaar predicted that the World Religion Boat was going to be “one of the Pearls Of The Parade”. Ofcourse we want to keep up with these expectations, BUT… we need your help. In order to get all religious symbols in the air and all religious leaders on the boat, we need money!

PLEASE help us to get our boat in the water and DONATE!

FB_IMG_1465413987035Donations can be made on our website. Because we want to give something back to those who support us, we have made special bracelets for those who sponsor us with 10 euro or more. These bracelets are a limited edition items. During EuroPride we will hand out other bracelets to support our theme, but only the ones who donate now will be able to make their set complete!

Donate here and send your name and adress details to

Every Euro counts!

Are you able to make a BIGGER donation or do you know someone who wants to do so? Please contact us about the OPTIONS we have for bigger sponsors!

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