Budapest Pride Parade Planned for 15 July

  • 6 Jul 2023 11:18 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Budapest Pride Parade Planned for 15 July
The Budapest Pride parade will be held on July 15 this year following lengthy planning and consultations, organisers said in a press statement.

The event will take place in downtown Budapest for the 28th time.

Organisers encourage everybody to join, inviting anybody who would like to live in a free, tolerant and democratic country.

The annual Budapest Pride Community Festival will be hosted between June 16 and July 16, in which more than 50 NGOs, informal groups and individuals will stage more than 100 programmes.

In responding to the events of recent days organisers said: “last week the cabinet again produced from the shelf the classic lie about conflating LGBTQ people with those who harm children, and instead of genuine child protection it threatened at Saturday’s cabinet press conference to tighten the law again against “gender ideology.”

This could mean another round of incitement, hate campaign and attacks, they added.

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Budapest Pride 2023: Claim Back Your Future!

Budapest Pride Parade will once again take center stage in Hungary, marking the 28th edition of this colorful event.

The Pride Parade is set to take place on July 15, 2023 and will stand as the largest human rights protest in the country, a powerful demonstration advocating for a free, inclusive, and democratic society.

The central theme of Budapest Pride 2023 is "Claim Back Your Future!"

The march will start at 15:00 in Budapest’s City Park and will follow a route that traverses the city's iconic landmarks on Andrassy Avenue including Hero’s Square.

Experience an unforgettable day filled with inspiring speeches, extraordinary performers, a lively Civilian Village and a fantastic afterparty.

Don't miss the Rainbow Party at Budapest Park!

Keep the energy going after the parade: freshen up, put on your favorite outfit, and gather your friends for an incredible night of dancing and liberation.

Experience a mix of music styles that will keep you moving until sunrise! From catchy all-time favorites to empowering club tracks and high-energy techno, there's something for everyone's taste. 

Budapest Pride Community Festival

Prepare for a vibrant and inclusive extravaganza at the Budapest Pride Community Festival! The month-long festival promises to captivate and empower, offering a diverse range of programs between 16 June – 16 July 2023.

The Big Drag Story is a captivating journey into the world of international and Hungarian drag queens. These fabulous performers will share their stories, inspire, and captivate the audience with their extraordinary artistry.

Laughter takes center stage with LGBTQ+ stand-up comedy, where hilarious comedians will use their wit and humor to shed light on the queer experience. The Metamorphosis drag exhibitions will dazzle and mesmerize spectators, showcasing the transformative power of drag artistry.

The festival also offers an array of workshops and arts & crafts activities, providing opportunities for self-expression and creativity. Engage in stimulating round table discussions, where diverse voices come together to address important issues.

Join the Pride Run, organized by RunForRights & Amnesty International. This 5 km run symbolizes that regardless of our differences, everyone deserves equal rights. If you're looking for a more relaxed experience, don't miss the Pride Picnic on Margaret Island.

The Budapest Pride events, spanning a whole month, provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate diversity in Budapest.


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