Budapest Pride reacted to the news that the far-right Our Homeland party had reserved Budapest’s Andrássy Avenue and other public spaces on July 23, thereby depriving the march from its traditional route down the capital’s grandest boulevard.
Organizers wrote that this year “will be bigger than before, and we’ll have more events than ever before. We’re going to have surprises and thrills that’ll make your jaw drop.”
“Our movement won’t give up, and our community is too strong and cohesive than to be bullied or intimidated,” they wrote.
The organizers added that tens of thousands of people will be marching for LGBTQ rights this year, because “the LGBTQ movement is not about streets, but people who freely and happily want to live in Hungary.” [HVG]