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  • 9th July 2012

    3,000 march at incident-free Budapest Pride 6

    Budapest Pride was the most successful event yet, organisers said (Photo: Dirk Hartung)

    3:12 PM — Budapest Pride 2012 took place safely on Saturday despite earlier threats and the mayor’s unwillingness to support the event. Over 3,000 marchers took to the streets protected by riot police.

  • 29th June 2012

    Budapest: MEPs open gay EuroGames 2012 3

    Ulrike Lunacek speaks at the opening of the EuroGames

    4:54 PM — Members of the European Parliament have taken part in the official opening of theEuroGames 2012 in Budapest, the Hungarian capital.

  • 16th April 2012

    Court overrules police to give go-ahead to Budapest Pride 5

    Refusing Pride applications is becoming an unhappy annual tradition for the police (Photo: Dirk Hartung)

    4:31 PM — A court in Budapest has reportedly overruled the police's decision not to grant a licence for the city's gay pride march.

  • 13th April 2012

    Hungary: Fears over new ‘gay disorder’ bills 10

    The bills have been tabled by far-right party Jobbik

    11:01 AM — Following similar developments in Russia, extreme-right parliamentarians in Hungary have tabled proposals to outlaw public discussions of homosexuality. In parallel, the Budapest police has rejected a request to hold the annual LGBT pride march in July 2012.

  • 11th April 2012

    Budapest urged to reverse Pride route refusal 5

    The 2012 Pride organisers' route has been rejected (Photo: Dirk Hartung)

    11:13 AM — The Human Rights Watch group is calling on Hungarian authorities to reverse a decision which refused Pride organisers permission to hold a march on their chosen route in Budapest later this year.

  • 1st February 2012

    Gay EuroGames will mark ‘the end of the world’, politician fears 84

    Vona will miss the London Olympics if his prediction is accurate (Photo: Jobbik)

    3:25 PM — The leader of the Hungary's minority Jobbik nationalist party has reportedly described the gay EuroGames in the country's capital this summer as the "end of the world".

  • 19th April 2011

    Hungary approves new ‘anti-gay’ constitution 52

    Hungarian politicians voted for the new constitution

    11:09 AM — Hungarian politicians have approved a new constitution which bans gay marriage. The document restricts marriage to heterosexuals and does not protect LGBT people from discrimination.

  • 3rd November 2010

    Lesbian activist awarded MBE 12

    Clare Dimyon was honoured with an MBE

    4:34 PM — A lesbian campaigner from Brighton has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. Clare Dimyon, 45, was honoured for “services to promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in central and eastern Europe”.

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