About the Organization

A Budapest Pride szervezői csapata. Fotó: Fűrjes Viki

Budapest Pride is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organization working from a feminist and anti-racist perspective.

We envision a world in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people do not face daily and systematic discrimination due to their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, a world where LGBTQ enjoy full social acceptance, a society where homophobic, transphobic, sexist, racist, and other oppressive speech is not tolerated. Where no one is forced into gender roles and gender norms, where no one is the victim of harassment and violence, where we can live freely without fear. Where diversity is valued, where people accept themselves and others, where the importance of knowing yourself is recognized, and where people work actively to improve the world around them.

As an activist organization, we consider activism to be a key tool in our work for social and political change. In our work, we rely on the help of volunteers and consider volunteer work to be one of the drivers of social change.

We fight against discrimination in its numerous forms, with particular emphasis on homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and racism. We strive to build a bridge between the LGBTQ community and mainstream society, and our primary goal is to build and ensure the visibility of the LGBTQ community in Hungary. Our further goals are creating, organizing and strengthening cultural events, raising awareness of the legal and social discrimination facing our community, and initiating dialogue about these subjects. Furthermore, we aim to create and support safe community spaces and groups that support LGBTQ people and discriminated groups within the community — such as women, seniors, Roma, transgender people — to strengthen their self-confidence, self-acceptance, and support.

Our most important duty and tool is the organization of the summer Budapest Pride Festival, along with its Budapest Pride March, as well as the autumn Budapest Pride LGBTQ Film Festival.

We oppose all forms of societal oppression and violence, with particular emphasis on patriarchal oppression, of which discrimination against LGBTQ people is a symptomic part. Our organization takes a feminist stance: we consider feminism to be key in the struggle for LGBTQ people’s rights, considering the strong relationship of homophobia and transphobia to sexism and misogyny. We consider cooperation with other oppressed groups and their advocacy organizations to be exceptionally important.