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The PRIDEFESTIVAL 2020 is already over!

published on 28 September 2020

Alias UTOPIA_BXL Tels Quels Ex Aequo Genres Pluriels L-Tour

                                                                        THANK YOU !


This 16th edition #WeCare started in style with the opening of Deborah Gigliotti’s magnificent exhibition “Backstages“. It was followed by 26 events including 4 documentary films, 2 plays, numerous workshops and conferences, shows and more. All this in 3 languages (FR/NL/EN). But above all, it was two weeks of queer, cultural and festive events. And thanks to you, it was a success.

Opening of the PrideFestival 2020 with Deborah Gigliotti's exposition "Backstages" . Photo by Claire Heckly
Opening of Marc Martin's exposition "Les Tasses".



We would like to thank each and every one of you; the volunteers, present at each event. The artists, who made us dream through their works and performances. The photographers, who captured these beautiful moments. Our partners Huis van de mens, the city of Brussels, Equal Brussels, the Wallonia Brussels federation. Our sponsors ViiV healthcare, MSD, Gilead. Our member associations, Genres pluriels, Ex-Aequo, Utopia, Tels quels, Alias, L-Tour, … We would also like to thank The Crazy Circle, the Beursschouwburg, LaVallée and the cultural centre Jacques Franck.

And finally, thank you to the community and thank YOU!


Conference "What about lesbian spaces?". Photo by Claire Heckly
Photo by Claire Heckly
Opening of the exposition "Les Tasses"
Conference "What about lesbian spaces". Photo by Claire Heckly



We are proud to have been able to make this edition happen despite the current health crisis. After these few difficult months, there was a need to get together, to meet each other, to connect. The RainbowHouse and its team are happy to have been able to contribute to this. Unfortunately, places were sometimes limited and many events were sold out. For those who were unable to attend certain events, or for those who would like to see them again, thanks to our digitisation plan, no less than 10 events will be rebroadcast very soon.


"Les dessous lesbiens de la chanson". Photo by Claire Heckly
Conference by Brave New You on hate speech against LGBTQI+ people
"The Dead Ladies Show". Photo by Beniamin Boar
Open air cinema for "Lola vers la mer"




The PrideFestival made it possible to put the LGBTQI+ health-related claims in the press. And it also made it possible to highlight the initiatives of the city of Brussels, such as its LGBTQI+ action plan 2020-2022 with its alert button campaign in the Ixelles police zone or the rainbow pedestrian crossings in Saint-Gilles.

So thank you all again and we’ll see you next year for another edition of the PrideFestival!

Opening of the exposition "Les Tasses"
"Queer up the stage". Photo by Claire Heckly
"Queer up the stage". Photo by Claire Heckly
"Closing Party". Photo by Mayra Xavier