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Budapest’s Police Chief Bans Pride

Budapest’s police chief just loves to rain on a lavender parade.

Dr. Gábor Tóth declared last night that he and his team won’t allow the city’s gay pride. Why? Because it will interfere with traffic – or something like that. And the homos ain’t having it and activist groups released a joint statement decrying the “good” doctor’s edict:

“The march is planned to proceed in one of the central streets of Budapest, Andrássy, the site of several earlier LGBT marches and other demonstrations,” the joint statement said.

“In our opinion and experience dating back several years, the march that takes up half of the broad road does not hinder the light Saturday afternoon traffic to an extent that would warrant its banning. Thus the reason given by the police seems only a pretext to make the march impossible, similar to Poland or Russia.

In other words, Tóth’s decision amounts to homophobic bullshit.

On:           Jun 12, 2008
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    • queerunity

      sounds like a load of homophobic bullshit to me

      Jun 12, 2008 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777


      Jun 12, 2008 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RPCV

      If Budapest queers act like the queers attending gay pride events in the USA, then no wonder the Honorable Police Chief has banned it. He knows an embarrassment when he suspects one. Perhaps USA police chiefs could learn a lesson or two from Mr. Toth.

      Jun 12, 2008 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jolly

      RPCV – so you’ve seen Pride events? Perhaps participated in a few?

      Jun 12, 2008 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RPCV

      Jolly: Never participated in one. But, unfortunately, our local news stations in DC broadcast coverage of the, well…, event by capturing the way over-the-top queens, trannies, dykes and other embarrassing gay elements. Makes me and my posse, otherwise known as authentic, true men, cringe and hang our heads in collective shame.

      Jun 12, 2008 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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