The Belgian Pride association was created in 1996. In its early days we called it the “Belgian Lesbian and Gay Pride Pink Saterday Samedi Rose”. This name was later changed to the shorter “Belgian Lesbian an Gay Pride” or BLGP. Since 2010, the organisation works under the name of “The Belgian Pride” under which it tries to accomplish its goals.
The first edition of the Pride managed to lure some 2.000 visitors to our capital. In 2014, 19 years after the start of the Belgian Pride, we managed to collect 100.000 visitors to the event. The association has always had its headquarters in Brussels and the Pride event has always taken place in Brussels from 1996.
The principal social goal of the association is the yearly organisation of the Pride, a manifestation with national character in the Region of the Capital Brussels.
Tree umbrella-organisations form the board, that decides over the theme and the political claims of the year. They represent a large number of local and regional associations. These three organisations are:
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