LGBT Travellers

There have been a couple of violent far-right demonstrations recently in response to Budapest's Gay Pride parades, and Hungarian society maintains largely conservative views, but attitudes are slowly changing. There's good gay nightlife in Budapest (but not elsewhere in Hungary) and Budapest was also the venue for EuroGames 2012 – Europe's largest gay-friendly sporting event.

Háttér Gay & Lesbian Association (1-238 0046; www.hatter.hu) Has an advice and help line operating daily.

Labrisz Lesbian Association (1-252 3566; www.labrisz.hu) Has info on Hungary’s lesbian scene.