It's the 19th time that this event is being staged in Brussels. The Belgian press agency Belga quotes one of the organisers:
"19 years ago it started as a party for the LGBTI community and their supporters. Today it's a festival of diversity. 19 years ago not a single politician was on stage. Today nearly all parties are represented. We have experienced great progress in Belgium, but there is still a road to go. More needs to be done for transgenders who still need to visit a psychiatrist and get sterilised."
The Pride organisers are seeking support for: full equality, no to all forms of discrimination and concrete action against all forms of LGBTI phobia. Politicians are being asked to take these demands up on all levels: local, federal, European and international.
Further effort is needed in our schools and in police training. This year there is a special call for greater equality in sports.
Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo tweeted: "I am proud of the progressiveness of our country, where we defend values like freedom, respect and tolerance."
In all 100,000 people took part in Saturday’s parade - up 20,000 on last year's number.