Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Flanders

Information on groups, social clubs and activities for gay men and women living in Belgian Flanders...

Flanders has an active gay and lesbian community and there are many associations and social groups, some of which are listed below. Antwerp has played an important role in the development of LGBT events with the organisation of the first Gay Pride in Belgium.

Gay Events

Antwerp Pride: A one-week event attracting over 50,000 visitors each year. Antwerp Pride focuses on the gay friendly character of the city rather than being a commercial event. The parade takes place on Saturday, Sunday is dedicated to Rainbow Village and the Pride Closing Party.

LGBT Associations

Çavaria: An umbrella organisation with over 120 member associations supporting the LGBT community through consultation and trainings.The organisation also lobbies the government to ensure equal rights for gay people and transsexuals in welfare campaigns and general policy.

  • Çavaria (website in Dutch)
    At: Kammerstraat 22, 9000 Ghent
    Tel: 09 223 69 29

Sensoa: An organisation whose aim is to promote sexual health and sexual rights. Its primary aims include promoting sex education and the prevention of STDs and HIV.

  • Sensoa
    At: Kipdorpvest 48a, 2000 Antwerp
    Tel: 03 238 68 68

Active Company: A sport and leisure association and club for gay people and their friends.

Het Roze Huis: The Pink House is a café, a meeting point and an information centre for the LGBT community in Antwerp. It is part of Çavaria.

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