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I have had the honor and the privilege of speaking to and participating with LGBT Pride organizers on six continents, often in cities and nations facing immense societal barriers to human rights, yet I cannot remember a place with a more deliberate silence, or more indifference, than Hungary.
I regarded the Hungarian teenagers, puzzled by the intensity of their hatred. I held my breath as they passed. I expected something to happen but was still surprised when they spit at us, calling us buzi -- "fag" in Hungarian.