Yesterday the seventh edition of the Antwerp Pride took place in Antwerp. This is a free event that defends the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders. Antwerp was colored with rainbow flags and smiling faces. The Antwerp Pride does not only stand for party and entertainment, they also want to draw the attention to the international situation regarding gay rights. So not only performances were given, but also activists from Cameroon and Russia talked about the problems in their countries. The police in Antwerp sent a delegation along in the procession this year as a symbolic signal because in many countries the police are still linked to violence against the LGBT community.
The performance where everyone looked most forward to took place on Sunday evening and was given by the Austrian Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst. The bearded transvestite closed the Antwerp Pride in style, though the performance was interrupted for half an hour by the heavy rainfall. But this did not stop the 3500 fans, who waited patiently. The guys on the photo couldn’t pass Conchita without taking a selfie with him (well, in fact this is a Conchita impersonator) and let's be honest, a picture with such an icon is quite awesome!
Muss da noch Wurst sein? Ja, bitte!
Post written by Aline Elsermans