Cultural and community events
Our association has been involved in organizing the annual Budapest Pride (LGBTQ Film and Cultural Festival) since 1997. Since 2001, the Festival had been organized by the Rainbow Mission Foundation, co- founded by Háttér. The festival website can be accessed at www.budapestpride.hu. During the festival, every year we organize workshops, members of our organizations participate in the Budapest Pride parade and during the festival opening ceremony we hand out the Háttér Public Life and Culture Award every year.
The website of the Budapest Pride: http://budapestpride.hu/
LGBT History Month
In February 2013 we co-organized the first Hungarian LGBT History Month with Labrisz Lesbian Association; fifteen other organizations joined us by organizing their own events. We hope to create a tradition with this series of cultural events and organize it every February.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History Month in Europe is created each year in February to help to discover the LGBT people’s life, culture and to (re)discover their history. Hungary joined the initative in February, 2013 with a series of artistic, cultural and social events. The event is an exciting cultural and learning opportunity and at the same time, a tool for the struggle of LGBT equality and equality of rights. It calls attention to LGBT people and groups have always been part of the history and that they have a rich culture, which is often invisible.
LGBT History Month is organized by Labrisz Lesbian Association (the first and only Lesbian association in Hungary) and Háttér Support Society for LGBT People in Hungary (the oldest LGBT association in Hungary). For the two associations call, nearly ten Hungarian LGBT and non LGBT organizations joined the series. We believe it is important that over our audience we arouse interest in the majority society. Therefore many well-known national and international celebrities were involved in the events, and we offered a wide variety of events, like: lectures, discussions, movies, book reviews, parties, sightseeing tours, games, flashmob. The event is a great opportunity to think about the Hungarian LGBT history and culture, and to find those stories, we most want to tell.