“Seeing we only just received news from the government concerning the conditions for organizing (cultural) events, we are still busy looking into exact programmation for this year’s edition”, Antwerp Queer Arts Festival announced.
Today, 23 May, the Belgian Pride parade should have been held in Brussels. For obvious viral reasons that was impossible.
For gay and bisexual men, overseas travel is on hold for 2020. That is one of the findings of a large Romeo survey concerning attitudes in a context of coronavirus COVID-19.
Early 2020 AD. Danny and I embark on a 21st century Odyssey. On the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Back to Sydney, then to Melbourne and flying back home.
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.”
ILGA-Europe, Europe‘s umbrella for LGBTQI umbrella organisations, publishes each year its Rainbow Map and Rainbow Index ranking 49 European countries. 2020 is doomed to be coupled to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, which also influences the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people.
In a a short message on Facebook, Darklands has cast doubts over the 2021 edition.
Antwerp Pride had to cancel the large gatherings for the 2020 edition due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. No parade, no music festival.
“With a lot of pain in our hearts we have to inform you that, as a consequence of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, we are cancelling this year’s cruise”, La Démence says in a communiqué.
In the light of the newly announced government measures against coronavirus COVID-19, Antwerp Pride cancels all major events that it organizes. This specifically concerns the Antwerp Pride Parade, the Love United Festival on Saturday 8 August and the Closing Festival on Sunday 9 August.