Anti-Gay Violence On The Rise In Hungary

Jim Burroway

June 27th, 2008

Pink News is reporting that a gay bar in Budapest was fire-bombed last night after its address appeared on a hate group’s website. It’s unclear how heavily the bar, called Action, was damaged.

Gay rights groups have voiced concerns about extreme right-wing violence. They accuse a hate group using a website called for last night’s bombing. The website, a Hungarian site hosted in the United States, is known for posting addresses, phone numbers and other personal information about gay activists. Yesterday, the site post an address list of all the gay bars in Budapest, with Action being the first on the list.

Budapest’s chief of police is anticipating violence during this year’s Pride celebrations slated for July 5th. Last year, gangs of ultranationalists, skinheads and fascists attacked Pride cellebrants. Pride organizers criticised police for failing to take appropriate action during last year’s events.

Jim Woulfe

June 27th, 2008

That site is unbelievably ugly.

In the account of the fire-bombing, it states, “unfortunately not one faggot got fried.”

The list of gay bars is headed, “below is a list of faggot bars, should anyone be having a boring time.” In the context, it is most definitely an incitement to violence.

Much of the site’s content is illegal in Hungary – I’m not sure if sexual orientation is covered by the Hungarian vilification laws, but the tirades against Jews and Gypsies on the site couldn’t be published there.


July 8th, 2008

There’s an account of the attack on the gay parade in the English-language Budapest Times.

Various news organisations have also picked up coverage through Reuters.

It’s gratifying to see that this time the Hungarian police actually tried to defend the parade, even though there was a struggle to get it authorised in the first place. The authorisation of a counter-demonstration on the parade route shows that there’s still a way to

The US-hosted website seems to have been taken down about thirty-six hours ago. Currently there is just a page entitled “message to our readers” containing just a link to their online payment system and the word “support”

Doubtless they’ll be popping up again soon somewhere else.

Yuki Choe

July 8th, 2008

Their Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány even condemned the attacks:

Nice to see some huge political backing behind our community for once.

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.


Latest Posts

The Things You Learn from the Internet

"The Intel On This Wasn't 100 Percent"

From Fake News To Real Bullets: This Is The New Normal

NC Gov McCrory Throws In The Towel

Colorado Store Manager Verbally Attacks "Faggot That Voted For Hillary" In Front of 4-Year-Old Son

Associated Press Updates "Alt-Right" Usage Guide

A Challenge for Blue Bubble Democrats

Baptist Churches in Dallas, Austin Expelled Over LGBT-Affirming Stance

Featured Reports

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.

Paul Cameron’s World

In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.

From the Inside: Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out”

On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.

Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing The Myths

At last, the truth can now be told.

Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!

And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.

Testing The Premise: Are Gays A Threat To Our Children?

Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.

Straight From The Source: What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples

Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.

The FRC’s Briefs Are Showing

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.

Daniel Fetty Doesn’t Count

Daniel FettyThe FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.