Embassies of 36 countries vent their assistance for Budapest Pride


Budapest Pride Parade 2017 is running on July 8, 2017. It involves more than 30 different groups and organizations, who fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. Today’s parade will be the final flourish of the whole Budapest Pride 2017 festival.

Another cherry on top of the event is the news that 36 embassies in Budapest have expressed their support for the festival. There was a special statement released, which said: “We reject and condemn acts of violence and discrimination in all regions of the world committed against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Any discrimination on those grounds is incompatible with the provisions of the relevant legal texts, including within the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union”.

The document was signed by the embassies of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, the United States, and the British Council.


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