For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, and Intersexphobia (IDAHOBIT) and for Brussels Pride, NMBS / SNCB added rainbow colours to one of its Siemens Desiro Main Line EMUs. The #trainbow refers to Trainbow Belgium, the LGBTQIA+ network at the Belgian Railways, i.e. NMBS / SNCB, Infrabel and HR Rail.
RAINBOW EUROPE MAP AND INDEX 2023 | These are the LGBTQIA+ friendly and LGBTQIA+ unfriendly countries in Europe
Trans and intersex rights at the forefront of positive change for LGBTQIA+ people in Europe, the 2023 Rainbow Map and Index by ILGA-Europe finds. Despite intense anti-LGBTQIA+ attacks in several countries, equality is still advancing across Europe.
Brussels Pride – The Belgian & European Pride 2023 programme and schedule, parade route and itinerary
The Belgian Pride is dead. Long live the Brussels Pride – The Belgian & European Pride. The Brussels Pride is now run by Visit.Brussels, the tourism agency of the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels Pride launched a new website with a programme and a schedule.
REVIEW | London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street on Avanti West Coast’s pride train
Inspired by the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, we travelled by train to England in March. Combining ESC host city Liverpool with the industrial heritage of Manchester. Manchester to Liverpool was also the first steam railway line ever. A perfect pretext to travel to The North.
European Union and 15 Member States challenge Hungary’s gay propaganda ban in court
The European Commission, the European Parliament and fifteen member states of the European Union are taking Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for its 2021 ban on communication about LGBTQIA+ topics.
SPARTACUS GAY TRAVEL INDEX 2023 | Belgium 17th most gay travel friendly country; Malta on 1, Canada and Switzerland share 2nd
The Spartacus International Gay Guide ranks Belgium on a shared 17th place in its Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2023. This year‘s most gay travel friendly countries are Malta, Canada and Switzerland.
20 MAY 2023 | Belgian Pride now Brussels Pride – The Belgian & European Pride
The Belgian Pride has become Brussels Pride – The Belgian & European Pride. At least on Facebook. For the first time in ten months and under two months before the main event, Brussels Pride has awakened on social media. There is also a new website.
ANTWERP PRIDE 9-13 AUGUST 2023 ‘BRAVEOLUTION’ | Make Antwerp a brave and safe space
For a few years now, Antwerp Pride chooses a theme to develop the pride festivities and activities round. Such a theme gives some guidance but also talking points to get (media) attention. The theme will be mostly visible in human rights activities and less so during the festive parts of pride. For 2023 Antwerp Pride…
ANTWERP | 2022 tourism statistics show recovery towards 2019 numbers
The City of Antwerp is happy with 2022 tourism statistics, which confirm the upward trends of 2021. “2022 confirms the positive trend that had already started in 2021: many domestic and foreign tourists found their way back to Antwerp“, the city governments says in a press release.
Brussels Pride Week 2023 from 10 to 20 May, Belgian Pride 2023 parade on Saturday 20 May
The Belgian Pride in Brussels is set to take place on Saturday 20 May. While organising committee The Belgian Pride (with article ‘the’) has been silent on Facebook since May 2022 (!) RainbowHouse Brussels just launched a call for activities for the pride accompanying Brussels Pride Week which lasts ten days and is set for…