May 12, 2018

There are no lesbian bars in Brussels. There have been some in the past, but have closed down over the years. And now there is none. In fact, there are hardly any lesbian bars in the whole world. Of the 1,357 LGBTQ bars in the world in 2017, only 36 are lesbian bars.


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December 22, 2015

 

The Slovenian people voted to overturn a law providing for equal rights to marriage for all. This happened in December 2015! Slovenia is deemed to be the most liberal Slavic country, a member of the European Union and a signatory to the European Convention on Human Ri...

July 25, 2015

 

There have been massive, groundbreaking developments in the last couple of months.  The right of gay people to get married has been signed, sealed through referenda, laws, and judgments of courts.

 

Some of the methods were questionable, for example the referendum in Ir...

May 28, 2014

On 25 April 2014 I went to the launch of the book “This is Belgium”. Little did I know that I would have seen there an extraordinary piece of art…one of those that remain stuck in my mind for a long time.

 

It was a drawing. Committed especially for the launch of the “Th...

May 1, 2013

I was walking today in the streets of Brussels under a grey sky.

And I couldn’t help but notice, as many times before, the absolute greyness of Brussels. Grey pavements, grey buildings over a grey sky. A friend of mine suggested that the title “50 shades of grey” would...

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