- 6 Jul 2015 9:00 AM
Each event of the 10-day long festival aims to show the diversity of the community, and we hope that out of the 60 events everyone will find some they can enjoy, whether they’re visiting the festival for the first time, or have been going for 20 years now.
The open-air opening ceremony of the cultural festival will be held next Friday at Holdudvar/Wonderland on Margaret Island. The event will be opened by director and actor, Róbert Alföldi, and futher speeches will be given by Stefánia Kapronczay, Krisztina D. Tóth, András Léderer and board president of the Rainbow Mission Foundation, Szilvia Nagy. Musical guests will include János Kulka, Bíborka Bocskor and Mátyás Dunajcsik. Host of the event will be actress, Andrea Fullajtás.
The first weekend of the festival is dedicated to sports and rainbow families. If you’re up for a challenge, you can visit the yoga class of Bertalan Sugár. Every day of the following week from July 6th offers exciting events. There will be screenings of Secret Years and Hot Men Cold Dictatorships. At our literary event András Gerevich and Anna T. Szabó will introduce their pieces to the audience. Visit our slam poetry night and make sure to enjoy the concerts of Margit Barna and András Petruska.
Staying true to our traditional events we’re organizing our Open Mic, lgbtQuiz and a dance class held by Charme Hungary. A whole new range of events will also be featured in this year’s festival: Fiúk Ketten (Boys Alone), an improv performance by Momentán, the exhibition of young contemporary artists called Self-interpretations, and the photo exhibition titled Queens of the Night by Viktória Fűrjes.
Workshops will be a significant part of this years repertoire. Topics will include the relationship of LGBTQ rights and politics, Roma LGBTQ identity, forms of alternative relationships, situation of the Hungarian trans community, activist burnout and the LGBTQ movement in the countryside.
4 parties will take place within these 10 days. The opening party well be held on Saturday, July 4th, then you can enjoy yourselves at the Women’s Pride and PreMarching !Tape on July 10th, and after the March on Saturday you can rock out to this year’s biggest LGBTQ party, the Rainbow party.
The peak of the festival will be the Budapest Pride March on Saturday, July 11th. The meeting point is atthe corner of Nagymező utca and Andrássy út at 3:30 pm. We can march together to Tabán, celebrating ourselves, diversity and self acceptance.
In order to be up-to-date regarding news and events follow our Facebook page and website. The program guide of the Festival will be available soon online and offline as well. See you next week!
March will be held on Saturaday 11 July
Be a part of Budapest’s happiest, most colourful, most accepting March with the oldest traditions. On July 11th, Saturday we take back the streets with music, flags and placards, and will speak up jointly with our allies so we can be ourselves and love freely as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Our motto was inspired by Attila József’s poem, because institutional homophobia and transphobia show that exclusion, the feeling of one not having a home, or the feeling that one belongs outside of the system is still part of the everyday reality of the LGBTQ community.
However, the LGBTQ community and other oppressed social minority groups have enormous strength within themselves. This power reveals itself in the continuous (self)-organization and visibility of the community.
Let’s show together that we’re proud of our traditions and that we’ve never let others terrorize us and that we marched every year!
On the Budapest Pride March, held on July 11th, 2015 we would like to make you feel what enormous strength the people standing up for social justice have. Let’s create visibility together, and from visibility let’s create strength.
Visit all the programs at the Budapest Pride Festival! From July 3rd to July 12th you can join our programs throughout the city and visit workshops, literary nights, theater performances, concerts, exhibitions and parties.
Goal of the yearly held Budapest Pride Festival and March, organized by the Rainbow Mission Foundation is to build the LGBTQ community, raise visibility, self- and social acceptance of LGBTQ people and raise awareness to the importance of equal rigths and equal opportunities.
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Source: Budapest Pride