Brussels will kick off European Pride season on 18 May

Brussels Pride will again wrap the capital in rainbow colours on Saturday 18 May. With the theme Safe Everyday Everywhere, the Pride march will promote a society where everyone can feel free, regardless of their orientation or origin.

Brussels Pride will kick off the European Pride season with more than 250,000 people expected to highlight the struggle for fundamental rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

"It is an invitation to take concrete daily action against all forms of discrimination, violence and hate crimes, everywhere in the world," said a spokesperson for regional tourism authority ​ 

"The community is calling for strong and lasting action to ensure that everyone can feel free and live in peace"

"The community is calling for strong and lasting action to ensure that everyone can feel free and live in peace. Whether you are a young person, an adult or a senior citizen. Today and tomorrow. In Belgium, in Europe and in the world."

The Brussels Pride march is an annual tradition. The Pride Village will provide information and raise awareness about the issues and struggles of the LGBT community.

Around 100 partners are involved in organising the event. The Rainbow Village and LGBTQIA+ venues in the Saint-Jacques district in the city centre will also be part of the event, turning the streets of Brussels into a festive area. Safe spaces will also be set up.

Brussels Pride will be the highlight of the festivities, but not the starting point. On 8 May, Brussels Pride Week will kick off with an artistic and activist event on the banks of the Suzan Daniel Bridge. RainbowHouse, the umbrella organisation of Brussels LGBTQIA+ associations, will be organising several events throughout the week.



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