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LGBTQIA+ Brussels

Brussels is Belgium’s LGBTQIA+ capital. All the main hangouts are in the centre of the city, just behind the town hall. The Brussels tourist office has devoted several pages on its website to LGBT visitors, including an interactive map.

Rainbow Brussels

Same-sex marriage and adoption are legal in Belgium. That goes some way to explaining why gays and lesbians like living in Brussels. LGBT establishments in the city are easy to find, because they display a rainbow sticker or flag.


The Rainbow HouseExternal link is a café and information centre for questions about sexuality and gender and a favourite hangout for most Brussels LGBT organisations. Tels Quels (FR)External link also has a café/meeting space and a social service in Brussels.

LGBT festivals & parties

  • Belgian PrideExternal link is held in Brussels every May, preceded by a rainbow week or followed by a range of activities and events.
  • Brussels also plays host to several LGBT film festivals.
  • Sport it up! You can also join a LGBT sports clubExternal link to meet people like you while staying in trim.
  • In the section 'GayExternal link' of you will find a survey of the LGBT life in Brussels.

Who to contact

Contact us

Maison Arc-en-Ciel de Bruxelles

Rue du Marché au Charbon, 42
1000 Brussels

Contact us

Tels Quels

Rue du Marché au Charbon, 81
1000 Brussels