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A conservative take on the Budapest Pride

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A conservative critic of the Budapest Pride walk thinks that homosexuality is a private affair. She fears that the public display of homosexuality and transgenderism may influence children. READ MORE

Budapest Pride 2018

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Commenting on Saturday’s Budapest Pride parade, a left-wing blogger suggests that both the Hungarian public in general and the police have established a healthy and normal relationship with the gay rights demonstration. READ MORE

European Court rules in favour of gay marriage

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

A pro-government columnist worries about the prospect of unelected officials and judges imposing their own values on nations within the European Union.  READ MORE

Opera House director defends his Billy Elliot show

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The director of the Hungarian State Opera has rejected the accusation of promoting homosexuality. He was heavily criticised by a pro-government author for his decision to stage Billy Elliot, a musical about a motherless boy in a mining community who becomes a ballet dancer. READ MORE

European court rules against sexual orientation test for asylum seekers

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

A pro-government columnist calls for tougher measures against NGOs who help migrants, as the top European court rules against the psychological testing of asylum seekers who seek protection on the grounds of being victims of homophobic persecution. READ MORE

Momentum embraces Pride Parade

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

As the new youthful party issues an appeal in support of the Gay Pride Parade, a conservative commentator regrets that the new opposition movement has ‘gone so far to the left’. READ MORE

Echoes of the US Supreme Court same sex marriage ruling

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States defining same sex marriage as a constitutional right splits Hungarian public life across the left liberal versus conservative divide line. The leftist argument is that the law must not stand in the way of love, while conservatives fear that same-sex marriage will further aggravate demographic decline in developed countries. READ MORE

Police conduct at Budapest Pride criticized

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Conservative and liberal bloggers alike criticize the way the police secured the fringes of Saturday’s Budapest Pride march and their leniency towards radical counter-demonstrators. READ MORE

Dispute over gay and heterosexual pride

Monday, July 7th, 2014

On the eve of the annual Budapest Pride walk, conservative columnists suspect that the gay pride movement has been taken over by a militant core that wants to force its worldview on majorities and silence those who do not agree with them. Liberal commentators accuse conservative religious defenders of traditional values and the family of reframing old style homophobia. READ MORE

Reactions to the Eurovision song contest

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Baffled right-wing commentators find the transvestite winner hard to accept. One claims that Eurovision attracts gay audiences, another calls the outcome of the vote an aberration. Their left-wing counterpart thinks Austria may benefit from the Conchita Wurst case. READ MORE