Due to the disappearance of the area for being among themselves and of identity referents, which is perceived to exist as of Place Fontainas, the square constitutes a gradual border between one space and another, between a non-heteronormative identity space and heteronormative spaces.
Taking into account the relationship of distance it appears to establish between the gay neighbourhood and the Anneessens neighbourhood, the following section presents an intersectional analysis of the square, examining the notion of border with regard to sexuality, social class, ethnicity and gender.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer groups over the years have used a variety and gender symbols are also used as gay acceptance symbol symbols to demonstrate solidarity and unity for a common cause and to graphically represent their shared vision.
In: Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales. These mental maps make it possible to locate the setting [Goffman, ] in which the perception of the gay neighbourhood activities takes on meaning, materialises and establishes its boundaries.
This article therefore shows that these elements make Place Fontainas the border of and gender symbols are also used as gay acceptance symbol non-heteronormative space starting at Rue du Marché au Charbon, which is essential for gay socialisation and identity building.
Gender signs in heart shape. The red and pink Marriage Equality same-sex marriage symbol is another good example. Secondly, the study was carried out through direct observation of Place Fontainas, from Rue du Marché au Charbon to the crossroads with Rue du Jardin des Olives, and from Boulevard Maurice Lemonnier to the crossroads with Rue de Soignies in the west and Rue Philippe de Champagne in the east see map below.