In spite of all the ghastly terrorist attacks in March, life in Belgium is slowly turning back to normal. It now looks likely that Pride in Brussels, the manifestation that celebrates the Belgian GLBT community, can take place as planned.
This festival, with the highligts May 14 and 15, in all lasts two weeks and started on April 29 already. It offers all sorts of activities, parties, workshops, and tours. The Parade@Pride on May 14 cannot be missed, and is traveling through the streets with much ado and music.
Each year, Pride.be is the kick-off of the European Gay Pride season - with the twenty-first edition this year. The festivities start with the traditional MiniPride on April 29 with a parade in the streets of Brussels, accompanied by brass-band “De Meiboom.” In the two weeks that follow, the PrideFestival has various activities on the theme diversity, tolerance, and freedom in store.
The must-see Parade@Pride, the highlight of the festival, takes place on May 14, while the PrideVillage and PridePodium in the Beurs area will make things festive, and of course is the starting point of the PrideParade. The impressive parade will start on the Beurs and will color the center of Brussels in all the colors of the rainbow, spreading a message of acceptance.
Pride.be ends on the International Day of the Fight against Homophobia, May 17. This PrideFestival has become more than just an opportunity to celebrate. It is the perfect opportunity to clarify some requirements to the legislator and jump-start the political process in order to create a more tolerant and inclusive society.
The organization of the event is in constant touch with the governmental institutions that will decide whether the Pride will continue this year or not, but there are no contraindications so far.
Belgium is still under threat level 3, and the organizers want to be realistic and are aware that the Pride may be cancelled, but for now, we just hope it does take place, just visit pride.be for the latest updates before you go, and do go!
Parties during Brussels Pride
Saturday May 14 it’s time for the second birthday & Pride edition of the Revelation party, with a great line-up, a cruising-floor, two dancefloors, sexy kinky dancers and performers.
Even more, on Sunday you can complete your pride weekend with a pride edition of La Demence. Tip: At La Demence’s website, there are combi tickets available or both parties.Two great parties, and Pride square on Saturday, all the more reason to visit Brussels this weekend.
Also in May it’s time for the new Rebel party, a new concept from Revelation’s Sven Adler and Club La Vilaine, with art direction and resident dj Jordan Rag, every Friday from 22hrs till late. Rebel is gay-friendly, which means you can also bring your girlfriends.