Pride is once again coming to the streets of Brussels to celebrate gay rights, culture and equality, in a festival that drapes the month of May in all the colours of the rainbow.
This is the 23rd edition of Belgian Pride, which, as always, opens the European Pride season; with the European capital demonstrating its diversity and openness to the LGBTI+ community with a two-week festival.
Traditionally starting on 4th May, Belgian Pride kicks off the celebrations by offering a range of activities. These continue up until the final days, 17th-20th, and then culminates with festival goers parading the streets of Brussels through to the fanfare of the Meyboom; passing rainbow decorated buildings and swinging by the Manneken-Pis in its specially designed costume for the occasion.
In addition to the all this, Belgian Pride will be full of new developments this year. The parade will be four days instead of three; will cover new initiatives and activities focusing on the theme of “Local Change and Local Politics”; A silent march against intolerance, roundtable talks at BOZAR, parties, and concerts right in city centre.