Information on the treatment of homosexuals and the state protection available for them [HUN27900.E]

For information on a demonstration involving homosexuals in Budapest, please consult the 6 September 1997 Agence France Presse and MTI Hungarian News Agency attachments. For information on the detention by the police of two editors of a magazine for homosexuals, please consult the first paragraph of the second column of the January 1996 ILGA attachment. For information on the Hungarian parliament passing legislation that recognizes homosexual relationships, please consult the 21 May 1996 Associated Press and the 22 May 1996 Reuters attachments.

Additional information on the above-mentioned topics could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 6 September 1997. "In First Gay Demo, Hungarian Homosexuals Pay Tribute to Diana." (NEXIS)

The Associated Press (AP). 21 May 1996. AM Cycle. "Parliament Recognizes Same-Sex Common-Law Relationships." (NEXIS)

ILGA Bulletin [Brussels]. January 1996. Issue 1. "Worldwide Persecution of Gay Journalists," p. 23.

MTI Hungarian News Agency [Budapest]. 6 September 1997. "Gay Pride Day Celebrated in Budapest." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 22 May 1996. BC Cycle. "Hungary's Gays Welcome Law on Rights as First Step." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly.

CSCE Digest [Washington]. Monthly.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), World News Connection (WNC).

Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly.

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.
Resource Centre subject file on homosexuals


Transition [Prague]. Twice monthly.

Uncaptive Minds [Washington]. Quarterly.