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About a week after the Gay Pride (July 2010), a group of extremists announced on their website, using hate speech, that they ‘desecrated’ the gravestone of Károly Kertbeny[1]. (The extremists covered the memorial with a black sack and attached a quote from the Bible saying that men having sexual relations with men have to die.) Rainbow Mission Foundation (the organiser of the LGBT Festival) reported it to the police, but the police refused to investigate the case. [2]


[1] Károly Kertbeny was a 19th century Hungarian writer who invented the words ‘homosexuality’ and ‘heterosexuality’. A gravestone was erected for him in 2002 by the LGBT community, and it is visited every year by participants of the LGBT Festival.

[2] ‘Neonácik meggyalázták Kertbeny Károly síremlékét’ [Neo-Nazi group desecrates Károly Kertbeny's grave],, 26.07.2010, available at: (Date of access: 20.02.2012); Hanzli, P (2010) ‘Meggyalázták Kertbeny síremlékét’, in: Frissmeleg 25.07.2010, available at: (Date of access: 20.02.2012); Jakab, I (2010) ‘Nem nyomoz a rendÅ‘rség!’, in: Frissmeleg 11.08.2010, available at: (Date of access: 20.02.2012).