Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

No idea, but they have a gay pride parade every year so probably. - Feb 2019


Yes. See above. I haven't investigated it, but I am sure there is a robust scene here for LGBTQ folk. There is an annual gay pride parade. - Feb 2019


I think so. - May 2018


Definitely. While there's still some prejudice here and there, the vast majority of the population is accepting of LGBT people--probably more so than the US. Discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal. - Jan 2018


Brussels is very LGBT friendly. There is a whole quarter of downtown that caters to the LGBT community. - Dec 2016


It is a wonderful city for LGTB expats. We just attended the biggest Pride celebration I have ever been to (well, I'm not from NY or LA, so I can't compare it to those places) and there is a lot of support and opportunity for the community. - Jul 2014


Not sure but I imagine yes. - Apr 2014


Yes. - Jan 2014


Probably. - Jan 2014


Yes. - Oct 2012


While a very tolerant country, the gay scene in Brussels isn't very big (or good), and the lesbian scene almost negligible. While native Belgians are generally not homophobic, there have been a number of attacks on gay men/venues by immigrant youths. - May 2012


Sure. It's Europe. - Jan 2012


I believe so. - Aug 2011


As I said earlier, this is a GREAT city for gays. I say this even though I am not gay. But having lived in Dupont Circle in DC for 20 some years, I can say that Brussels has an equally well developed gay neighborhood down just off the Grand Place (gays always seem to pick the best neighborhoods), and the Gay Pride Parade is a blast. There was a recent incident of a gay tourist and his lover getting attacked. Maybe because the lunkheads who did it saw them offering each other a little too much PDA. But that is the exception. The rule is Brussels is a great place to be, gay or straight. - Jul 2011


Yes - Jun 2011


It seems fine - I've been out with friends to a few gay bars and it seems like it's a hopping scene - Jun 2011


It is a good, comfy location. It is smaller and friendlier than DC, though with a similar government-style demographic because of the EU.The gays are very much into the scene and do not leave their neighborhood or explore non-gay travel easily. - Jun 2010


Don't know, but would expect so. - Jun 2010


Yes. - Jul 2009


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