Today, 23 May, the Belgian Pride parade should have been held in Brussels. For obvious viral reasons that was impossible.
Safety first. After postponement from May to August, The Belgian Pride has now decided to cancel the parade. Coronavirus countermeasures make it impossible. “There are just too many uncertainties.”
The Belgian Pride 2020 in Brussels will take place on Saturday the 29th of August. Its 23rd of May date was unsustainable due to coronavirus COVID-19.
With the baseline ‘We Care’, this year Belgian Pride is drawing attention to the mental and physical health of LGBTI+ people. The theme will be discussed during more than 70 (partner) events during the pride festival from 8 to 24 May.
While 2019 commemorated, celebrated and misused the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969, 2020 actually marks the 50th anniversary of (gay) pride.
Brussels is already gearing up for Belgian Pride 2020. Although the theme hasn’t been divulged yet, dates have.
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 2018, the Belgian Pride in Brussels had as theme #YourLocal Power and the 2018 municipal elections in Belgium. 2019 is also an election year, but the slogan is #AllForOne and the the theme is intersectionality.
On Saturday 11 May, one week before the Belgian Pride in Brussels, Ghent in Flanders will host the first edition of Queer Pride Gent.
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.