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More on the Coca-Cola ad skirmish

Monday, August 12th, 2019

A liberal and a pro-government weekly both link the dispute over Coke ads depicting gay couples to migration and civilizational issues. Alt-left bloggers wonder if the Left should follow the lead of a multinational company by advocating gay rights. A pro-government columnist calls for more tolerance from liberal gay-rights activists. READ MORE

Skirmish over Coke ads

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

A pro-government columnist accuses the Coca-Cola company of popularizing homosexuality with the aid of advertisements displaying gay people. A left-wing commentator finds such accusations absurd, and accuses the government and its intellectual hinterland of homophobia. READ MORE

Left-wing and liberal repercussions of the Budapest gay pride march

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

An alt-left blogger calls on gay activists to distance themselves from what she calls neoliberal governments and corporations. A liberal commentator suggests that opponents of same sex marriage are struggling with their own sexual identities. READ MORE

Another Gay Pride march without incident

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
A conservative pundit accuses liberal progressives of trying to force their worldview on people who consider homosexuality a sin.

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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

Jobbik mayor’s stunt to ban the burqa and “homosexual propaganda”

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

A left-wing commentator dismisses a Jobbik mayor’s anti-burqa and anti-gay decree as a mere stunt, and likens his small municipality to a lunatic asylum. His pro-government counterpart thinks Jobbik voters may be left puzzled and clueless about the party’s ideological direction. READ MORE

The 20th Budapest Pride March

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

The right of sexual minorities are recognised on all sides, except right-wing extremists, but commentators disagree on whether the annual LGBT march through Budapest serves tolerance and understanding. 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

Budapest Pride – without major incidents

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Left-wing and liberal columnists believe that the mostly peaceful Budapest Pride 2013 walk proved a major success or even a breakthrough for gay rights activists. They find it disappointing, however, that the police showed little zeal to pursue radical protesters who beat up three marchers. READ MORE