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.
Slowly, broadcasters will present their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), which this year takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel. If you haven’t already, mark 14, 16 and 18 May 2019 in your calendar.
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.
Antwerp has a long history of being a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Belgium. For Vanessa’s Nessacityblog I wrote an ‘A-Z of LGBTQ in Antwerp‘.
England’s Coast is a new booking platform designed to help visitors find their way on England’s many coasts. Funded by VisitEngland‘s Discover England Fund, it offers interactive videos highlighting the breadth of choice of activities and scenic beauty around this coastline.
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.
Both Danny and Sven insisted Steve and I should try the LGBTQI+ (add as many letters as you want) activity on board. A nice way to meat other unicorns on board Royal Caribbean‘s Serenade of the Seas while on the Northern Europe cruise on the Baltic Sea. As you can tell from the title, it…
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.
As a former dancing queen (I’m not 17 anymore, hence the ‘former’) I obviously visited ABBA The Museum on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm. Noblesse oblige. That my visit coincided with the release of the ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again‘ movie is a coincidence.