As the second country in the world, after its northern neighbors, the Netherlands, to legalize gay marriage and a true-blue advocate of the community in Europe, Belgium had to have a capital that reflected its progressive values. Gay Busan Guide: When the DJs start to spin and the neon strip lights begin to glow, spontaneous parties often erupt at the recently opened Benelux. In business sincethis is where locals and tourists go to live their fantasies in Brussels. In fact, this multicultural hub of the European Union has one of the continent's liveliest and friendliest LGBT scenes, easily explored thanks to its heavy concentration in the central Saint-Jacques area. Brussels was also the final scene of the torrid, and often violent, love affair between the poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud. Le Fontainas Stylish mixed cafe in the gay 'hood.
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