23rd edition of Belgian Pride: programme round-up

Belgian Pride activities start in the centre of the capital on Thursday 17 May, to round off a month dedicated to the LGBTI+ community in style. Belgian Pride is now celebrating its 23rd edition and is kicking off, like every year, the season of European Pride celebrations. For this year’s edition, it will take place over 4 days and offers brand-
new initiatives and activities. For two whole weeks, Pride Festival
offers numerous activities around the theme of “local change and local politics”.

Aside from the festive events, Belgian Pride and its festival are also the ideal opportunity to emphasise the community’s demands, which are aimed at increasing solidarity and making our society more equal. Belgian Pride the culmination of the two-week festival, offers its own new features and stretches over four days.

Here’s an overview of what’s in store

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Thursday 17 May:

At 17:00, the silent “Ihsane Jarfi” march against intolerance, discrimination and homophobia starts from place de la Monnaie. On the same day, BOZAR will host a charity gala evening during which artworks will be auctioned, with the profits going to the Ihsane Jarfi Foundation.

From Friday 18 to Sunday 20 May:

Le Rainbow Village will kick off the weekend’s festivities in style, with the Crazy Friday. The establishment of Brussels’ Saint-Jean neighbourhood will be engulfed by the sound of DJ sets and other performances. The neighbourhood will move to the rhythm of Pride throughout the weekend.

La Démence
will offer party-goers one giant weekend-long party. Clubbers from all over Europe will gather for three memorable evenings.

Saturday 19 May:

The unmissable parade will light up the centre of Brussels by proudly displaying the rainbow colours from 14:30.
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The Pride Village will welcome visitors from 12:00 on 19 May at the Mont des Arts. Performances, culinary speciality tasting sessions, concerts, etc. More than 40 associations will provide interesting information on a myriad of different subjects and will offer original activities to raise awareness

To round off this festive day in style, evening festivities are organised in various locations throughout the capital. Here are some examples: La Démence: a wild party at Hall 12 of Brussels Expo; Catclub x Spek Pride edition and Trio #4: Los Ninos & Vicuna & 3d.hd.404

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