The government of the Brussels-Capital Region will support the organization of Budapest Pride with 30,000 euros because the new Hungarian Child Protection Act forbids “talking about LGBTIQ equality in such places where children are also present.”
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Pascal Smet, Secretary of State for European and International Relations, proposed giving a total of 60,000 euros to the organization “Forbidden Colors” to support the Hungarian and Polish LGBTIQ movements respectively 3with0,000 euros each.
Brussels wants to be at the forefront of the fight for LGBTIQ+ equality within our city and beyond. With the resources freed up, the Brussels organization Forbidden Colors will be able to fight for LGBTIQ+ rights on the ground in two countries where they are currently under enormous pressure. Because love should always and everywhere be just love, but unfortunately this is not always and everywhere self-evident today,”
said the state secretary. The reason given was that this year, Viktor Orbán’s administration introduced the “propaganda law against LGBTIQ+,” which prohibits talking about LGBTIQ+ rights in places where children are also present, such as schools. They chose Budapest Pride because it is the “most important LGBTIQ organization in Hungary.”
Sources: Index, pascalsmet.prezly.com
Featured image: Participants of the 26th Budapest Pride march along Museum Boulevard on July 24, 2021. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI