Friday, 17 May 2019
Diplomats from 24 countries will join the Belgian Pride Parade as “Diplomats For Equality” in Brussels on Saturday 18 May 2019. Around 300 diplomats, staff members and families from Embassies to Belgium, EU and NATO will march together to demonstrate unity and solidarity among the Brussels diplomatic community for the rights of LGBTQ people everywhere.
The participating countries are all members of the intergovernmental Equal Rights Coalition (ERC), which is dedicated to the protection of LGBTQ-rights around the world.
The Belgian Pride Parade will take place in Brussels starting from 14:30, and Diplomats For Equality are expected to set off from BOZAR at 15:45.
21 countries have also signed a joint declaration to show their support for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia on 17 May.
The countries that signed are Albania, Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Nederlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The Brussels Times