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Belgium’s ‘Belgian Pride’ event attracts over 100,000 participants

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Belgian-Pride
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Members of Belgium's LGBT community and allies gathered in front of the "Bourse" square in central Brussels on Saturday for the 19th annual "Belgian Pride" event. This year's event attracted more than 100,000 participants and spectators, 20,000 more than last year. [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Belgium Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Elio Di Rupo
Elio Di Rupo is the prime minister of Belgium and head of the Socialist Party. He is the first openly gay man to lead a nation. [...]

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Hundreds stage ‘kiss-in’ outside Russian Consulate in Antwerp

Sunday, August 11, 2013
Virginia Mayo, APTwo men take part in a kiss-in in front of the Russian Consulate in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.
ANTWERP, Belgium -- More than 400 men and women staged a kiss-in protest outside the Russian Consulate in Antwerp on Friday to demonstrate support for Russia's LGBT community and protest against that country's recently approved anti-gay laws. [...]

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Belgium selects world’s second openly gay leader

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Elio Di Rupo
Belgium has become the second country in the world to select an openly gay leader. Elio Di Rupo will lead a government, ending 540 days of post- election brinksmanship between the parties of the Dutch-speaking north and French south. [...]

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