While 2019 commemorated, celebrated and misused the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969, 2020 actually marks the 50th anniversary of (gay) pride.
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival 2020 wil take place from Saturday 1 until Sunday 9 August. As usual it wil coincide with Antwerp Pride, from 5 until 9 August.
Traditionally, Antwerp Pride in Belgium is held on the second weekend of August. That’s Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August.
Today, Saturday 10 August, the Antwerp Pride parade ran through the streets of Antwerp in Belgium. Some 90,000 attended the parade as participant or as spectator.
In recent years the Antwerp Pride parade on the Saturday of the event started at Waterpoort in the Zuid (South) neighbourhood of Antwerp. Via the Gedempte Zuiderdokken it took LGBTQI’s to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp to the river Scheldt. It ended at the Steen (Stone) castle, where the afterparty was held….
On Saturday 11 May, one week before the Belgian Pride in Brussels, Ghent in Flanders will host the first edition of Queer Pride Gent.
Antwerp Pride 2019 not only changes its parade route, but also the location of the Love United Festival on Saturday 10 August and the Closing Festival on Sunday 11 August.
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.