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.
The thirteenth edition of Antwerp Pride is over. Antwerp Pride 2021 will take place from 12 tot 15 August. Hopefully free from coronavirus countermeasures.
The Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst van Antwerpen (M HKA), the Museum for Modern Art in Antwerp, is hosting ‘Together.‘. Allegedly it’s Belgium‘s first LGBTQIA+ dedicated exhibition.
The Diversity department of Antwerp Police has pasted Paul Harfleet‘s pansies from The Pansy Project, which marks hotspots of homophobia.
Before the Province of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp issued even stricter coronavirus countermeasures, Antwerp Pride replaced the traditionally crowded pride parade with a ‘Trail of Stories‘.
Due to the new measures in the City of Antwerp regarding a new and serious spike in COVID-19 cases, Antwerp Pride cancels some events and will focus more on the digital pop-up channel AntwerpPride.TV. What is cancelled and what can continue?
“You’ve all been watching the news, so this probably won’t come as a surprise: due to the corona regulations in Antwerp we are cancelling our public events for this year’s edition of Antwerp Pride“, is the harsh but only possible message from Antwerp Pride.
Belgium has taken new coronavirus countermeasures. The hardest hit Province of Antwerp took even stricter countermeasures with a curfew. The City of Antwerp – actually the Arrondissement of Antwerp* – even more so, cancelling all events. Obviously it affects the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) and Antwerp Pride.
Exhibitions, debates, walks… From 5 through 9 August you will be able to come out of your home during the thirteenth edition of Antwerp Pride. But also indoors, you’ll be able to celebrate Antwerp Pride with a fun package and the new streaming platform AntwerpPride.TV. At the same time, the organization is also asking the…
No crowded parade or other parties for Antwerp Pride 2020, obviously. But a walking trail, a pop-up tv channel – AntwerpPride.TV – and other alternatives are there to fill a void.