Antwerp Pride is overhauling its route to start at the Sint-Jansplein. It’s the first time the Antwerp Pride parade leaves the historic medieval city centre.
Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
The twelfth edition of Antwerp Pride will take place from Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 August 2019.
On Saturday 11 August pink Antwerp in Belgium assembled at the river Scheldt for the Antwerp Pride Parade. Perfect weather conditions drew some 100,000 participants and spectators to the city centre.
Travelling on and with a cruise, you sometimes get only a few hours in a city. Surely, we had time to spare in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, but we felt we had seen what was doable.
Parallel to Antwerp Pride, there’s the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF). It starts early, on 29 July and stops on 10 August, just in time for the Antwerp Pride festivities such as the parade.
In a month, on Saturday 11 August, Antwerp Pride 2018 culminates in the pride parade starting at 2PM. This is its route.
As a show of support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people, the City of Antwerp has organised rainbow lights on several landmarks of Antwerp.
Antwerp Pride, the organisation, released the Antwerp Pride Magazine. Besides the programme and schedule for Antwerp Pride, the event, it contains interviews.
Netta Barzilai (25) won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon for Israel with the sing ‘Toy‘. She will perform at Pride Night, the afterparty of Antwerp Pride. The date? Saturday 11 August.