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Gay Parade, Budapest - travel advice

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Please take extra care if you are planning to attend the Gay Parade in Budapest on 10 July. Gay Pride marches in Budapest in previous years have been subject to violent attacks by far-right protestors.

This year’s Gay Parade will take place on 10 July. Please take extra care if you are planning to attend the parade.

If you intend to visit gay venues in Hungary, please be aware that there were two petrol bomb attacks on gay venues in Budapest, on 27 June and 3 July 2008, and participants in the Gay Pride march on 5 July 2008 were attacked by violent far-right protesters.

General advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender travellers can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

For general information on travelling in Hungary, please see the Foreign Office Travel Advice for Hungary.