10 years Antwerp Pride 2017 Anniversary edition

Antwerpen. Ten years Antwerp Pride, ten years 'love united'

History:<wbr/> Antwerp Pride is actually created around Navigaytion, a well-known boating festival organized by Red & Blue. After the first edition, the organizers looked for further financial support. The city listened, but there had to be a broader framework provided than just a commercial event. After the EuroGames in 2007, a small group of us sat down together: people from the nightlife scene, but also politicians and from the tourism department of the city. We agreed that there is so much talent and motivation in Antwerp, but nothing would come of it unless we all joined forces. That was where the idea came to organize a Pride.

But with the edition in 2010, it was the first without Navigaytion. Then with the removal of tobacco sponsorship amongst other, it was financially too difficult. From then Antwerp Pride was forced to explore into a new direction. It was in 2012 that they had a parade for the first time through the city center.

With the success of the World Outgames 2013 in Antwerp , the pride has given a big boost. Antwerp Pride become internationally and even be named one of the 10 best Prides in the world thanks to the hard work of the tourism department.

A four-day event, with parties, shows, exhibition and a parade with around 120,000 visitors, a budget of 200,000 euros, thatís quite an undertaking.

source - author : gaybiz

Photo : Mayor Bart De Wever (Antwerp)

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