A quarter of a million people expected for Brussels Pride on Saturday

As the finale to Pride Week in Brussels, Brussels Pride, the annual celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community, will host 250,000 people on Saturday in the capital.

This year's Pride theme, Safe Everyday Everywhere, promotes a society in which everyone, regardless of orientation or origin, can feel free. "Whether at school, in the street, on public transport, with family or friends, at work, enjoying culture or sport, in a retirement home, in a centre for asylum seekers, etc., we deplore all hostile behaviour towards the community, which leads to insecurity and violence," the organisation says.

The massive Pride March will depart from the Mont Des Arts and travel through the city at 14:00. As part of the Belgian presidency of the Council of Europe, Brussels Pride has invited the organisers of the Europride in Thessaloniki to participate in the march this year. In addition to the Europride float, various European delegations are also represented.

Brussels Pride 2023 ©visit.brussels

The stage on the Mont Des Arts will be a vibrant hub of performances and DJ sets, featuring a diverse lineup that reflects the spirit of Brussels Pride. The artists include MUSTII, Alice on the Roof, Gustaph, the dance trio Trinxx, AZO, and RAQL, each bringing their unique style and energy to the event.

Brussels Pride will provide a Safer Pride Safe Zone on Albertinaplein to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event in the best conditions and in complete safety. This is a point where volunteers and trained professionals provide a listening ear and psychosocial or medical support if necessary. A mobile SACHA Care Team (Safe Attitude Against Harassment and Assault) will also be available. Additionally, the Pride Village will act as a meeting point and a place to get more information about the event and community awareness.

In honour of Brussels Pride, numerous buildings in the Brussels Capital Region have been illuminated and decorated in the colours of the rainbow flag all week.


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