Embassies Support Budapest Pride Festival

  • 3 Jul 2014 9:00 AM
Embassies Support Budapest Pride Festival
Twenty embassies issued a joint statement on Wednesday in support of the ongoing Budapest Pride festival, affirming the right of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Hungary to express themselves peacefully and lawfully.

The statement declared that respect for human rights and the rule of law are “the foundations on which democratic states are built”.

Recalling that the Hungarian government committed support for individual rights and freedoms in a 2011 UN resolution, the embassies said “We look forward to the Pride celebrations, to the respect for them which the Hungarian people will show and to the determination of the Hungarian authorities not to allow those of extreme views to disrupt what should and will be joyful occasions”.

The annual Pride Parade will take place on Saturday.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Szigetváry Zsolt

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