10,000 in Brussels Gay Pride parade
Thousands flocked to attend the 13th Gay Pride parade that took place in Brussels on Saturday afternoon.
19 May 2008
BRUSSELS – The annual Gay Pride parade took place in Brussels on Saturday for the 13th time as they marched through the centre of Brussels.
The Gay Pride parade is seen as a big party every year for homosexual men and women.
Thousands of homos and lesbians gather to express their homosexuality, but also to demand equal rights. 17 May is International Day Against Homophobia.
According to the organisers of the annual parade, much has been achieved in the way of equal rights for gay people over the past years.
Many other organisations, such as youth groups and political parties also joined in the Gay Pride parade, including groups from the Catholic youth movement Chiro and the Scouts.
The theme for 2008 was international solidarity and homophobia in the sports' world. It was estimated that 10,000 people took part in the parade this year.
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