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Budapest Gay Pride March 2011

Participants took the streets to celebrate the Pride march in central Budapest, Hungary. The event was secured by riot police as the march has been accompanied by anti-gay protests and violence in previous years. The annual parade passed off without serious disturbances.

The Associated Press reports:

Gays in Bulgaria face widespread hostility despite a 2003 anti-discrimination law that protects their rights.

One young man said his parents were unaware of his sexual orientation.

“They belong to another generation, and for them the issue is taboo,” said 18-year-old Nikolay, who would not give his last name for fear of discrimination.

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