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Welcome to Budapest: A City Embracing the Rainbow

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Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, has long been a favorite destination for LGBTQ+ travelers. With its stunning architecture, thriving cultural scene, historic thermal baths, and the romantic ambiance of the Danube River, it’s no wonder that Budapest has become a top choice for cosmopolitan travelers.

A Diverse and Welcoming Atmosphere

While Budapest may not have a designated “gay district” like some other major cities, local businesses and service providers welcome all visitors with open arms. Throughout the city, you’ll find rainbow flags and stickers displayed in the windows of restaurants, shops, and even on the facade of the City Hall during Pride Month.

Budapest offers numerous opportunities to meet and connect with members of the LGBTQ+ community, whether you’re looking for a casual coffee, a drink, or an entire night of partying at gay-friendly venues. During the summer Pride Month, the city comes alive with a variety of events, culminating in the Pride Parade and afterparty. Year-round, you’ll find an array of colorful events, LGBTQ+-themed cultural festivals, workshops, theater performances, and of course, parties.

Celebrating Pride Month in Budapest

June is Pride Month, and from June 7th to 23rd, Budapest will host the 29th Budapest Pride Community Festival. This event is not just for members of the LGBTQ+ community; if you value acceptance, equality, and peaceful coexistence, you’ll find a warm welcome at these events.

The highlight of the month is the Budapest Pride Parade, the country’s largest human rights demonstration. On June 22nd, join tens of thousands of open-minded participants as they march through the city streets to the City Park, where various organized programs await. After the parade, dance the night away at the Rainbow Party in Budapest Park, Hungary’s biggest LGBTQ+ party.

Throughout the festival, the city will be filled with exciting LGBTQ+ programs, including exhibitions, parties, performances, picnics, workshops, and film screenings. Don’t miss the poster exhibition in the City Hall Park, the opening party at Gólya Presszó, the Queen’s Night comedy show, the Budapest Pride Run, and the picnics on Margaret Island.

A City of Acceptance and Mutual Respect

As you immerse yourself in the pulsating energy of Budapest, you’ll feel the spirit of acceptance and mutual respect that permeates the city. Be open-minded as you explore the capital, and spread the message that “Budapest Belongs to Everyone.”

Did you know?

  • The term “homosexual” was first used by Hungarian writer Károly Kertbeny in 1868.
  • The first Budapest Pride Parade took place in 1997.
  • Budapest hosted the Mr. Gay Europe competition in 2007 and the Eurogames, known as the LGBT Olympics, in 2012.

Join us in celebrating the rainbow colors of love, diversity, and freedom in Budapest this Pride Month. Experience the warmth and inclusivity of this magnificent city, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of Europe.

Image source: https://www.facebook.com/budapestpride

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