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Gay Brussels

Every Sunday
Flash Gay Tea Dance - On Hold

Every Sunday 10:30pm-5am at You Cub, 18 Rue Duquesnoy. Stylish, young and mixed crowd, free entry before midnight, chill out & relax or follow the heatwave on the dancefloor. RESIDENT DJs C-snow & Alex Chesko. 10 € cover charge. See fb for updates.
A Rare Party Breed - 10+ years
Los Niños | Vicuna

" changes as we change and influences do... wherever we feel home and able to throw a party in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels." See Vicuna for 5 times/year dance, w/ guest DJs, innovative/ quality music, mainly vinyl for special occasions -rare energy, rare as the animal itself. Release the deep/dark/dirty beast.
The original bear bar of Brussels

Fridays + Saturdays, 9pm-3am at Le Baroque, Kolenmarktstraat 44, rue du Marché au Charbon. Party for bears and friends with a rotation of guest DJs. See details at website:
With Saturday Mr Bear Belgium contest
Bear Pride 2020

September 30 - October 4, 2020. Five-day weekend bears' gathering. Past year included: Dinner, Bear Market, Pink Screen Movie, Cowboy Party at Station BXL, Reception + Buuble Butt Party at Stammbar,  Mr Bear Belgium Election, Bear Spash + Brunch at Oasis Sauna, Cupcakes at La Reserve, Election Miss Bear at Le Baroque. Past year host hotel: NH Hotel Brussels.
Cineclub mensuel de Genres d'à Côté / Pink Screens Film Festival
Cinéclub: Fin de Siglo

October 1, 2020, 7:30pm. On vacation in Barcelona, Argentinian poet Ocho meets the handsome Javi, invites him to his apartment, and sleeps with him. They soon realize they have already met, 20 years earlier, while each had a girlfriend. From here on out, the film takes you back in time to that first encounter, to wonder at what might have been.
Summer of '85 tempestuous love | 16yo Alexis is saved from drowning by David
Été 85, by Fraçois Ozon

October 2, 4, 5, 6, 2020, 6pm (SUN 8:30pm) at Cinema Palace. Based on Aidan Chamber 1982 novel Dance on My Grave. Dieppe, summer of '85: 16-year-old Alexis in a sailboat at sea, capsizes in a storm burst. He is rescued from drowning by David, two years his senior, and love soon blossoms between them. With 80s music by Rod Stewart, The Cure, and more. FR/ NL subtitles.
Too bad all hostilities in this world cannot be this harmless and droll
La Guerre des Boutons, by Yves Robert, 1962

October 4 + 7, 2020, 3pm. School boys from two French villages fight their "War of the Buttons" - taking as trophies all the buttons they are able to snatch from the opposing side - a battle that will bring the kids everlasting friendships…eventually.
January 2018 marked the bicentennial anniversary of the Mary Shelley novel
Frankenstein - James Whale

October 10 + 14, 2020, SAT 5pm, WED 3pm. Boris Karloff’s iconic portrayal of the creature in James Whale’s classic 1931 version for Universal Studios. His emotional innocence and awkwardness are enhanced by make-up artist Jack Pierce’s distinctive make-up, including the bolts in his neck, green-tinged skin and lumbering plodding walk. - BBC History Magazine
Invited by Los Ninos w/ Dorian Electra live
All the Lovers

October 10, 2020, 11pm-6am. When Antwerp meets Brussels and long time friends decide to join forces, Los Ninos gives carte blanche to All The Lovers for a pop night at FFORMATT. Line up: DJ FAGGOT, Dorian Electra (Live), DJ POP RULES, DJ Y7NI$, and KIZETTE.
Avant-première Hosted by Genres d'à Côté / Pink Screens Film Festival and Palace
CALAMITY, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary

October 11, 2020, 2pm. In 1863 the family of Martha Jane, 12, heads west in hopes of a better life. When her father is injured, Martha drives the wagon, and learns boys' tasks with lassos and riding horses. With her short hair and wearing pants she breaks social rules. Accused of theft she is forced to flee. Thus begins the life of danger and adventure of the legendary Calamity Jane.
Part of the series of screenings "Histoires de Femmes"
Mon nom est clitoris | My Name is Clitoris

October 12, 2020, 6:30-11pm at La Tricoterie, 158 rue Théodore Verhaegen. A documentary dialogue between young women about female sexuality. In a freewheeling conversation, with courage and humour, they share their experiences and stories, hoping to change the world around them, and to assert women's right to an informed sexual education, free from constraints and taboos.
Hosted by Queer Refugee Committee & Ville de Bruxelles
LGBT Refugee Stories

October 13, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm. Despite strict conditions Belgium has been accepting asylum applications from LGBT and intersex foreign nationals who are threatened and/or persecuted in their country of origin because of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This conference-debate offers an opportunity to exchange and share the stories of some of the people involved.
Brussels independant short film festival originally scheduled for Belgian Pride
Queer Mais Trash

October 16, 2020. Exclusive LGBTQIXYZ selection from Courts Mais Trash + previously unscreened films from the Berlin Porn Festival. Political to funny or not so funny, horny or very horny to trashy and plain old WTF! Films: PIZZA ROLES; RIOT NOT DIET; NEXT LEVEL SHIT; FIFTH SEASON; ROMY+LAURE, ET LE SECRET DE L’HOMME MEUBLE; A FOME DA CARNE; SHATTERED; DOCKING; and BRUNCH ON BIKE.
A seven-year-old boy, Ludovic is determined to grow up a girl
Ma vie en rose - Alain Berliner

October 17 + 19, 2020, SAT 1:30pm, MON 9:15pm. His family faces scorn from locals made uneasy by this outbreak of non-conformity. In a domestic battle of wills, will Ludo deny his feelings and get things back on track - or can adult family members find the courage to accept their child, even as it threatens to make them outcasts in their community?
Hosted by Genres d'à Côté / Pink Screens Film Festival and CINEMATEK
Our Story: M. Butterfly - David Cronenberg

October 17, 2020, 7pm + 9:30pm. The history of cinema from an LGBTQ+ and feminist perspective. A sweepingly romantic adaptation of the David Henry Hwang play. Primarily concerned with deconstructing colonial notions of works like Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, it also plays into Cronenberg’s fascination with repression, misogyny, and the transformation of the flesh.
Film by Céline Sciamma, with Valeria Golino, Noémie Merlant, and Adèle Haenel
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

October 18, 2020, 8pm. In 1770, the painter Marianne agrees to paint the wedding portrait of Heloise, a young woman who just left a convent. Heloise is resisting her fate as a wife by refusing to pose - so Marianne will have to paint her in secret. Introduced as a lady companion, she spends a lot of time watching her subject, and then a relationship between them begins to grow.
Hosted by Psytoyens.asbl and Brussellovessantementale
Cause-Café 2020

October 23 + 27, 2020, 1:30pm. This convivial meeting place and a place for exchanging enriching experiences around mental health takes place every fourth Friday of the month - organized in collaboration with the Interface working group of the Concertation Platform for Mental Health in the Brussels-Capital Region. Participation requires no registration and is free of charge.
very second Monday of the month documentary & debate
Ciné-débat: By the name of Tania, by Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jimenez

November 9, 2020, 8-11pm at La Tricoterie, 158 rue Théodore Verhaegen. The story of Tania, a teenage girl forced into prostitution in the Peruvian gold mining region. Kidnapped after false promises of wealth, Tania remembers a gradual loss of identity. As she speaks, the camera pans the jungle, the mines, the house where her grandmother died, and the prostitution bars.
19th Annual LGBTQ film festival for alternative sexual identities
Pink Screens

November 12-21, 2020. Screenings at Cinémas Nova, Aventure, Galeries, Palace, La Bodega and Beursschouwburg. The ten-day annual LGBTQ film festival hosted by Genres d'à côté with a themed focus, dozens of films, exhibitions, performances and debates. Share with us once again great moments of queerness in cinema. See program listings at:
Queer Up The Stage! is back!
Queer Up The Stage! #2 - A Live Show in Ixelles

November 14, 2020, 8pm-1am at The Crazy Circle, rue du Prince Royal, 11, Ixelles. Performances of drag king+queen, vogueuses-gueurs and burlesque of all kinds get mixed up together! Emerging artists proudly come to the Crazy Circle stage to remind us of the creative richness of our varied communities.
Hosted by Willy Losninos
Los Ninos x Les Bals

December 31, 2020, 11pm-6am. When your fun electronic queer party merges with your most loved vintage party for Pride, expect explosions of color. LINE UP: Afonso x Alex x Mafalda (PT) + The Stress (NL).
Brussels festival of independent short films at Riches-Claires & Cinema Palace
Courts Mais Trash - Festival 2021

January 20-24, 2021. Five days of self-produced, gross, low-budget films. Each year with a theme - from selection, to realization. Directors mingle with the public. Born 2 Be Cheap award. Short but Super WTF,  Short But Super TRASH, and Short But Super Sex selections. Come Back session. SAT After-Trash party.
Highlight of the Belgian Pride Festival: the exuberant/ colorful Pride Parade
Belgian Pride 2021

May, 2021. Events in 2020 cancelled. Previous year Festival at Pride Village, Mont des Arts + Rainbow Village, Sint Jacobswijk/Quartier Saint-Jacquesg, with stage entertainment, vendors and refreshments. Exuberant/ colorful Saturday Pride Parade from Pride Village through city-center - part of of the Rainbow Village Weekend, Friday through Sunday street parties, films + more.
London meets Brussels for a full night of disco-plus frenzy
Los Ninos x Horse Meat Disco

May 15, 2021, 11pm-6am. HORSE MEAT DISCO Severino+Jim Stanton. A powerful queer/ club culture force. Classics, italo disco, house, oddities, punk funk queer party for everyone: Homos, Heteros, club kids, bears, fashionistas, naturists, guerilla drag queens + ladies who munch. TBC as FFORMATT has closed.
Annual open-air summer city festival
Hello Summer | Bruxelles Les Bains 2021

July 24 - August 24, 2021 (TBC) at la Cité administrative, rue Royale; square Ambiorix, Quartier européen; place Peter Benoit/ Neder-Over-Heembeek; and square Léopold/ Laeken. Annual month-long open-air cultural events take place at four locations: music, film and opera entertainment, sports activities, food and drinks stalls. See this year's program listings: