Conchita Wurst lead Saturday's
EuroPride parade in Amsterdam.
EuroPride, a giant touring LGBT Pride
event, this year coincided with Amsterdam's annual LGBT Pride.
Hundreds of thousands of revelers lined
the streets of Amsterdam to watch the Canal Parade.
Wurst, known as the bearded drag queen,
is the winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. She is the alter
ego of Thomas Neuwirth, a 27-year-old Austrian pop singer and LGBT
rights activist. After winning Eurovision, Wurst
was asked to perform at the United Nations.
Wurst joined several other drag queens
on a boat titled “Join our Freedom,” Reuters
Dutch police and the European
Commission had their own floats. The World Religion boat sailed with
a message to “coexist in freedom.”
Additional Eurovision artists,
including Belgium's Kate Ryan and Spain's Barei, joined Wurst at the
closing ceremony of EuroPride 2016.
EuroPride moves to Madrid next year.