Gay Pride March, July 2003. In the summer of 2003 I was leading a group of Belgian teenagers around the city, when we came across a huge gay pride march. As moody teens, I half expected them to be a bit embarrassed or dismissive. But instead, they insisted on following the march and getting their hands on some of the giant OUT signs, which also referred to the occupation of Iraq. This photo, taken just around the corner from Downing Street, was also their idea. “Being gay is ok, being in Iraq is not!!!” shouted Wouter, a serious-looking doctor’s son from Mechelen.