Thursday, 30 April 2015
Numerous buildings in Brussels will light up their façade with the colours of the rainbow from Thursday, and it will last for 2 weeks. This is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Gay pride March in the capital, Brussels authorities said in a press release. The parade, which is to draw attention to homosexual rights, will take place on the 16th of May. It is now known as Pride.be. The Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur and the Brussels mobility minister Pascal Smet will turn on the lights in the main square at 9.15pm on Thursday. The P&V and Belfius towers will also bear the colours of the rainbow. The lights will be visible until late at night on the 16th of May. The day after the parade will be the International day against Homophobia and Transphobia.