Wednesday 22 May 2019

Leatherpride Antwerpen 2012

Leatherpride by Jeroen Van Lievenoogen.

We are about to enjoy the third edition of Leatherpride. Is it just a party for you or a lot more?
The two previous editions have cemented Leatherpride as an important date on the fetish party calendar, but there is indeed much more to it.
From the beginning we have had three goals, which we are gradually achieving.
These are, to make the gay fetish scene stronger, overcome prejudices against the scene and the third supporting organisations that are concerned about the welfare of gay men and STDs/ HIV.

Overcoming prejudices you say, you mean then that in the leather scene, there are just old men with beards who only have unprotected sex?
Exactly, you have hit the nail right on the head. As clients who frequent The Boots, Oink Club & Rox will agree the fetish scene comprises a very diverse public. Fetish is also something that attracts many young gay men.

Are you worried that young people could act irresponsibly leading to violent or unfortunate situations?
Look, there too I think we have a shared responsibility.
We inform our visitors and raise awareness regarding safe sex. Condoms, lubricant and gloves are provided free of charge.
We bring attention to the campaigns of Sensoa (editors note, Flemish Expertise Centre for Sexual Health) through hanging large posters in the clubs here.

There are some great parties on the program for leatherpride, but what can a visitor to the event do to entertain himself during the day in Antwerp?
Well, also this year we have a daytime program that is stronger than ever before.
Several gay shops are participating in fun activities as part of Leather Pride.
Certainly you can't miss the Popi Leatherpride city bus tour on Saturday afternoon where Antwerpsā€™ most successful transvestite Pippi will take you on a tour of the city with glasses of bubbly.
Here you'll undoubtedly learn the most interesting things about Antwerp.

And of course you should not forget that Antwerp itself was proclaimed as one of the 10 cities that you really should visit by ALonely Planet's Bestą¯. The beautiful city is home to great architecture and shopping, it never ends in this fashionable city par excellence.

Photo credits: copyright 'Fleshblack'

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