(by Benedetta Guerrera) (ANSA) - ROME, JUL 24 - Thousands of people marched alGay Pride in Budapest against the homophobic escalation of the government of Viktor Orban, which at the beginning of the month introduced a law banning the issue of homosexuality in schools. Thirty thousand people, eight thousand more than two years ago, who celebrated LGBTQ rights and protested peacefully between music, dances, flags, fans and rainbow umbrellas to defend themselves from an unusual heat. At the event also a delegation of Italian politicians, including Brando Benifei and Alessandro Zan of the Democratic Party, Vladimir Luxuria and exponents of Più Europa who marched together with the mayor of the capital, Gergely Karácsony, a leading exponent of the opposition.
"That law is an outrage. We live in the 21st century and things like that shouldn't happen. We are no longer in the communist era, we are in the EU and everyone should be able to live freely," said Istvan, 27, who participated in the march in downtown Budapest with his boyfriend. (HANDLE).