Košice to host another Pride parade

There were approximately 200 participants last year.

Rainbow flags irritate some Slovak politicians but the ombudswoman will hang one from her office, nevertheless.(Source: SITA)

The fourth annual Košice Pride parade will take place on September 3 to wrap up the week in support of the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersexual (LGBTI) people that started on August 27.

There were approximately 200 participants last year, but Košice Pride director Robert Furiel expects the number to go up this year.

“I’m glad that the attendance at Pride has doubled every year,” Furiel told the TASR newswire. “Therefore, we’re also focusing on community activities to engage not only the LGBTI community but the majority of the population as well. I think that the further you are from the more liberal capital [Bratislava], the greater the need to promote such activities.”

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The march through the city will start at 15:00. This year’s Pride week runs under the rubric ‘Love Connects Us’.

“Love connects us this year because Košice Pride is aimed at interconnecting the LGBTI community, and not only in the east of Slovakia,” said Juraj Víg, a member of the organisational team.

This year also Pride Bratislava took place in the Slovak capital on July 30 after a one-year break with around 2,000 people attending. 

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