The Gay and Lesbian Movement in Belgium from the 1950s to the Present

  title={The Gay and Lesbian Movement in Belgium from the 1950s to the Present},
  author={Paul Borghs},
  journal={QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking},
  pages={29 - 70}
  • Paul Borghs
  • Published 6 February 2017
  • Sociology, Economics, Political Science
  • QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking
The small country of Belgium has become one of the world’s frontrunners in the extension of legal rights to gay and lesbian people. Belgium was, for example, the second country in the world (after the Netherlands) to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. The Belgian gay and lesbian movement played an important role in the emancipation and acceptance of—and the extension of rights to—the gay and lesbian population. This contribution outlines the history of the Belgian gay and lesbian movement… 

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