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ADDED ON: 07/24/2021

Hungary’s LGBTQ community: ‘We are afraid of losing everything’

Over the past months, Boldizsar Nagy has had to grapple with things he never expected. He was never anyone "special," the journalist and children's book editor said — certainly not a household…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2021

Budapest Pride march is a protest against anti-gay laws, say organisers

Saturday’s Pride march in Budapest will be “a celebration, but also a protest”, organisers have said, as Hungary’s LGBT community prepares to rally in defiance of an escalating anti-gay campaign by the…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

Hungary to hold referendum on LGBT issues by early 2022

BUDAPEST, July 22 (Reuters) - Hungary plans to hold a referendum on legislation that limits schools' teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues late this year or early next year, Prime Minister Viktor…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

UK to engage Guyana on LGBT rights, abolishing death penalty and decriminalising suicide

The United Kingdom (UK), through its High Commission in Guyana, intends to engage the Irfaan Ali led government on major human rights issues in the coming months. These include but are not…

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ARBËR KODRA – OPEN MIND SPECTRUM ALBANIA (OMSA)

Arbër Kodra, executive director of Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA), is a well-known activist across Albania and worldwide. As a leader of one of the oldest LGBTI organizations in his country, he…

ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

Embassies from across the world demand ‘freedom from violence’ for queer Hungarians

Ahead of Budapest Pride, 30 embassies from across the world have demanded “freedom from violence” for queer people in Hungary. The open letter, published Monday (19 July) was signed by the embassies…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2021

Gay rugby player wins five-year battle against deportation to Kenya

A gay rugby player is celebrating after winning a five-year battle against deportation to Kenya, where he feared he would be persecuted because of his sexuality. Kenneth Macharia, 41, on Monday won…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2021

Polish LGBTQ activists refuse to be silenced by lawsuits

Our family charters are not against any group," Nikodem Bernaciak told DW from the offices of the Ordo Iuris Institute in Warsaw. On July 20, in Ostroleka, this conservative legal organization is…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2021

HUNGARIAN PM VIKTOR ORBÁN CALLS EU ACTION OVER ANTI-LGBTQ LAW ‘LEGALISED HOOLIGANISM’

Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán has called European Union action against his country's new anti-LGBTQ law "legalised hooliganism." The prime minister's conservative Fidesz party introduced the controversial legislation, which bans positive representation of…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2021

Church in Norway marks name change for transgender person

A Lutheran church in Norway has held a name change ceremony for a 49-year-old transgender person in what officials said marked the first such event in a place of worship in the…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2021

K-pop cafe ‘told BTS banners are gay propaganda’ by Russian print shop

A print shop in Russia reportedly refused to print BTS banners for a K-pop-themed café, insisting they were “gay propaganda” that would turn children into “perverts”. According to RT, the owners of…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

E.U. takes action against Hungary, Poland over anti-LGBTQ measures

The European Commission has started legal action against Hungary after the country passed a law that bans sharing content in schools that seemingly endorses gay and transgender issues, the commission announced Thursday.…

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