Budapest Gay Pride took place this weekend without violences in spite of the mayor and many threats.
Saturday, it is thus more than 3.000 people who walked in the streets of Budapest protected by the police.
LGBT Intergroup vice-president said: "This year’s Budapest Pride was a great celebration, and the police did a good job in providing protection in a calm and professional manner. However, politicians would contribute more to security by ending the climate of homophobia, so that massive police protection is no longer needed. The mayor of Budapest should consider marketing for his city: rampant homophobia, or an open, tolerant approach to diversity."
The co-president of this group also added: "Mr Tarlós thinks that LGBT issues should not be a mayor’s concern. He forgets that his city alone has an estimated 180,000 LGBT citizens; they are part and parcel of Budapest’s socio-economic life. I urge him to open his mind and eyes; ignorance and intolerance are no good guides for any mayor in Europe. He should speak to the Latvian mayor of Riga, for example, who supported the Pride this year. It’s homophobes and homophobia that belong to the closet, not us lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."