Belgium Pride

BCN 125 cover

This originally appeared in BCN issue 125, June 2014

News from a Pride abroad

Catherine sent us in photos from Belgium Pride – 50 000 people attended in total, including Belgium’s gay Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, who was posing with pride-goers for selfies.

It’s still a very political festival: asylum seeker groups formed one of the first sections of the parade. Amnesty International were very visible with banners highlighting anti-LGBT laws in other European countries.

The day had a big party feel to it, and many of the bars and shops flew rainbow banners in solidarity.

Many announcements were in English as well as Dutch and French: pop over and give it a whirl next year?