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Népszabadság - Hungary | Monday, July 7, 2014

Gays just want love too

The parade that marks the end of the annual Budapest Pride Festival took place on Saturday. Right-wing extremists groups have carried out several attacks against the gay pride parade in recent years. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság tries to correct the negative image of homosexuals in Hungary: "Let's imagine we have a completely average friend: he greets acquaintances, brings down the rubbish, helps blind ladies cross the street - but his hormones draw him to people of his own sex. ... Let's assume that this person just wants to be happy like we do: he wants love, a partner, acceptance, a hug. ... What do we tell this person? That he must seek someone of the opposite sex just to avoid offending the sensibilities of others and the norms of the majority?"

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