I recall Jane and Lance some time ago mentioning a difficulty about the holding of the annual gay pride march in Budapest. Many countries, including Australia, now take such things for granted. The hoops with the authorities have to be jumped through, but there is never a doubt that a gay pride march will go ahead.
Not so in Budapest. Each year an application is made to the police to hold the pride march and each year the police deny permission. The pride march committee takes the matter to a local court and the police are overruled. The march goes ahead, although the marchers are subject to taunts and harassment from fascist, right wing, anti all but the mainstream, neo nazi thug types. I think it was 2008 when Molotov cocktails were thrown. That's really not the sort of pride march that we are used to. I hope Hungary can move on to a state of more acceptance of diversity.
I've done a little superficial research on the matter, as I do, and I have been finding some very amusing things. Well slightly amusing, but they could have had quite serious repercussions.
No doubt people who attack Hungary's gay pride march are supporters of the the far right political party known as Jobbik. Jobbik is the usual glad bag of extreme right wing types, including being anti-Semitic. You've got a feel a bit sorry for one of the leading lights of the party when he finds out he is part Jewish, Jewish enough to be officially classified as such, especially as he known for his anti-Semitic rants.
He is not the only one who has left the party for reasons of incompatibility. András Királywas was openly against gay rights and a supporter of the party line against gays. Here is a quote from him as to how he occupies his time, "Prayer meetings in the evening, bible readings, attending mass, family activities, sharing the love of my family...". Nothing wrong with that I suppose. It does make him sound a little boring though but just the sort of clean living chap who should be Jobbik party spokesperson, and so he was appointed. He is no longer a party member either. He got a little carried away while on a 'research trip' against the evils of homosexuality.
Oh, should I pick so much on Hungary? Let us travel to the US for a fine example of something similar.
Try the man with one of the best collection of pornographic gay magazines and dvds in the States. Not only that, he is often to be found in S & M dungeons, saunas, at orgies, all the while researching his favourite topic, the evil GAYS, with his speciality being 'kinky practices'.
His name is Peter LaBarbera, head of Americans for Truth,
a bible believing christian organization whose only intent is to expose
the gay agenda. If I were his wife, I'd be asking him when he arrived home for his apple pie and cream, where his mouth had been all day.