The Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Lowlanders Rugbyclub, which has two men’s teams and a women’s team, will host a touch rugby game on Dam Square. The game will be a fun and interactive event where participants can wear underwear or ugly dresses/costumes. Our goal is to demonstrate that rugby is a sport for anyone, and that our club and the larger rugby community value inclusivity, queerness, and acceptance. Anyone can join in the touch games, and the rules of the game will be explained before we begin.
LGBTQ+ individuals may be hesitant to participate in team sports due to fear of bullying or rejection, but we want to show you that you can find community through sports like rugby. Many people believe that only certain types of individuals, such as those who are big, butch, or strong, can play sports, but we want to demonstrate that any person, regardless of body type, can play and be accepted. Through the underwear/speedo/ugly dress competition, we hope to promote acceptance and show that anyone can participate. We expect more than 100 people to participate, and our desired outcomes are to recruit new players for the Lowlanders and to provide an interactive and enjoyable experience for both the Lowlanders and the community.