Rainbow-coloured atmosphere in the streets of Brussels
Belgian Pride is back! The capital is honouring diversity and the LGBTI+ community, as it does every year. 3 May 2019 marked the start of the 24th Belgian Pride Festival, which will fill the streets of Brussels with colour and vitality until 19 May 2019.
The theme of this year's event is All for One. This is how Belgian Pride stresses the fact that every human being is unique and has the right to a place in society, without the slightest discrimination. The annual Pride week is timed to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May.
All kinds of activities will be held throughout the capital during these two weeks, including awareness campaigns, processions, shows, debates and workshops. The City of Brussels is displaying the rainbow flag of diversity to mark the occasion, and even the famous Manneken Pis is wearing these colours.
The culmination of these two weeks of festivities will take place on the weekend of 17-19 May. The Rainbow Village will bring the Saint-Jean district to life with concerts throughout Friday evening. Saturday will see the traditional parade that will proceed through the city centre streets in the afternoon. The Mont des Arts will be home to the Pride Village, which will comprise around 60 organisations that promote the rights of the LGBTI+ community. Lastly, the Rainbow Village will continue to enliven the city of Brussels on Sunday, bringing the festivities to a wonderful conclusion.
For more information on Belgian Pride events, please consult its official website.