PHOTOS: When Pride Takes Over, Antwerp Becomes Even More Beautiful

PHOTOS: When Pride Takes Over, Antwerp Becomes Even More Beautiful

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Get a local in Antwerp, Belgium talking about the city, and the word “pride” is bound to come up. Certainly, there is much to be proud of.

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The stunningly beautiful port city attracts visitors from around the globe with its dramatic architecture, friendly cafe culture and world-class fashion.

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It also happens to be the diamond capital of the world, though the city itself manages to compete admirably with the coveted gems for which shines brightest.

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So it only makes sense that when the annual LGBTQ pride rolls around in August, the already gay-friendly city beams in celebration.

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This year over 120,000 people participated in the festival, including a courageous delegation of refugees who marched alongside the tourists, performers and locals.
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Check out some photos below, and head here for more info on gay life in Antwerp.

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