Sunday, July 25, 2021

Pride = Courage

We sometimes forget the origins of Pride, that it was march to overthrow oppression. It wasn’t a bar crawl, it wasn’t floats of corporate sponsors but it took real courage to march.
In the eyes of the law we were still criminals… That is what Pride is.
Thousands march in Hungary Pride parade to oppose LGBT law
USA Today 
By Justin Spike Associated Press
July 24, 2021

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Rising anger over the policies of Hungary’s right-wing government filled the streets of the country’s capital Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade.

March organizers expected record crowds at the event and called on participants to express their opposition to recent steps by populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government that critics say stigmatize sexual minorities in the Central European country.

Budapest Pride spokesperson Jojo Majercsik said this year’s march is not just a celebration and remembrance of the historical struggles of the LGBT movement but a protest against Orban’s current policies targeting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people.
That is what Pride is about.

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