Welcome to the Rainbow City

Since 2019 the municipality of Hilversum actively tries to improve the social acceptance and safety of our LGBTI community. LGBTI stand for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and intersex people.

Know me, love me

The social acceptance of LGBTI requires our everyday attention. Positive attention, that is. Know me, love me. We want to put our LGBTI community in the spotlight and arrange meetings between LGBTI and other Hilversummers. Therefore, the municipality of Hilversum will organize, in collaboration with LiveHilversum and as many other societal and cultural institutions of Hilversum as possible, many different activities in the coming years.

Rainbow Week

The week of October 11th and October 18th 2019 was the first Rainbow Week in Hilversum. For an entire Week Hilversum was all about inclusiveness and diversity. We celebrated the Rainbow Week with lots of activities and parties.

An awareness campaign was organized around the Rainbow Week in which we made the colors of the rainbow shine and call for respect and acceptance for everyone. In Hilversum, everyone can shine.

Watch the vlog by YouTuber Bram de Wijs below.

Watch the vlog by Bram de Wijs!

Bram and his friends visited the Hillywood Rainbow Ball during the Rainbow Week in Hilversum.

In his vlog you can see his report of the evening.


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Got input?

Have you got input on the LGBTI-projects mentioned above? Sign up! Those who are interested can sign up by sending an e-mail to inclusief@hilversum.nl. You can read more about Hilversum as a rainbow city in the city policy.

Read the city policy