Why I keep waving the rainbow flag

Why I keep waving the rainbow flag

Jurgen Slembrouck wrote that those who wave rainbow flags or construct rainbow pedestrian crossings may have good intentions but are a threat to the equal rights of the lgbti+ community (DS Jan. 4). I have been such a rainbow flag-waver since my coming-out, and I...
Stickers to worry about

Stickers to worry about

“Oh well, why worry about a few silly stickers. The police would be better off dealing with the serious cases. Just look at what just happened to that journalist (who became the victim of a homophobic attack), they should deal with that.” That’s what...
Violence against LGBTI+-persons, a ‘Brussels’ problem?

Violence against LGBTI+-persons, a ‘Brussels’ problem?

On Friday, VRT journalist Riadh Bahri was the victim of homophobic violence. ” Walking the dog. Man asks for directions. I am kind and naive enough to answer. Getting hit. Getting kicked. Chain ripped off and stolen. Hearing dirty faggot. Crying a little in the...
‘It’s about time for more rights for rainbow families’

‘It’s about time for more rights for rainbow families’

Our son turned eighteen. Because of the corona crisis, there wasn’t much of a celebration, but he seems to like the idea of being an adult. However, his joy is nothing compared to ours, his parents. The fact that we were able to help a son grow up can be called...