2008 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Zsolt Szigetváry


01 July, 2007

A couple targeted in anti-gay violence after the Gay Pride parade wait for medical help. Later in the year, the parliament passed legislation to give same-sex partners many of the same rights as married couples. But after decades under communist rule, when homosexuality in Eastern Europe was either banned or ignored, it is still far less accepted than in Western Europe. For the first time in twelve years, the gay rights parade saw attacks on the participants. Many of the incidents involved neo-Nazi groups and some commentators maintained this was part of an increase of intolerance towards minority groups in Hungary.

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Zsolt Szigetváry

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