This year’s Budapest Pride will take place on Saturday, 23 July. Pride Month commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. This year, 42 countries are supporting Budapest Pride.
The declaration, issued jointly by 42 embassies on Monday, begins:
“On the occasion of the 27th Budapest Pride Festival, we, the following embassies and cultural institutions, pledge our full support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community. We stand up for their right to equality and non-discrimination, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and to be free from violence.”
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They recognise the work of LGBTQI+ grassroots human rights activists, journalists, media workers and civil society organisations to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or gender characteristics, are treated equally and protected by the law. The rule of law and respect for universal human rights are the foundations of democratic states, they add.
Celebrating diversity is highly important
They underscore that celebrating diversity is an important way to promote respect for human rights. “Budapest Pride has the longest history of such events in the region and we underline its role in promoting equal treatment and social acceptance for all LGBTQI+ people, contributing to a more open, just, inclusive and equal society,” says the joint statement issued by the different embassies and cultural institutes.
Among the countries supporting the 27th Budapest Pride are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Japan, Cosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Spain, Slovenia and Uruguay.
27th Budapest Pride
Compared to last year, a record 54 embassies and cultural institutions, almost 30 percent more than last year, have pledged their support for the 27th Budapest Pride Parade, writes budapestpride.hu. It has received support from countries it has never received support from before.
For the whole schedule of programmes for Budapest Pride, visit their official website.
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Source: 168.hu, hu.usembassy.gov, britannica.com
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