Once a year, the striking city of Antwerp lights up in all the colours of the rainbow during Antwerp Pride. At this festival, each and every community of the Belgian town is represented in a colourful feast with a powerful message. During Pride in Antwerp it is not only about the rainbow flag, a statement against homophobia. Similar to Pride celebrations around the world, it is a festival honouring not just the freedom of homo- sexuality but, in Antwerp, also honouring the freedom of everyone.