Hungary

LGBTI Rights in Hungary


ADDED ON: 09/11/2022

Queer Hungarians in Berlin: ‘We can finally hold hands in public’

Over the past years, the situation for LGBTQ individuals in many EU countries has improved, even if often only haltingly. But Hungary is another story. There, homophobia and transphobia have become not…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2022

EU’s suit against Hungary over anti-gay law isn’t a sure win for LGBT rights in Europe.

The European Commission is taking legal action against Hungary at the European court of justice, escalating a longstanding dispute over the country's anti-LGBT laws. This is an unprecedented step for the EU,…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2022

Thousands join Budapest Pride march in sweltering heat

In sweltering temperatures, thousands of Hungarians took part in the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday, vowing to keep up their fight against government policies on LGBTQ rights that have drawn EU…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2022

EU takes Hungary to highest court over LGBT, media rules

BRUSSELS -- The European Union's executive intensified its legal standoff with Hungary on Friday by taking the country to the EU's highest court over a restrictive law on LGBT issues and media freedom. The…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2022

ACTIVISTS DEFEAT HUNGARY’S ANTI-LGBTQ REFERENDUM.

Although Hungary’s notorious right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán came away with yet another “crushing victory” in the country’s parliamentary election on 3 April, human and civil rights activists came away with at…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2022

Many Hungarians spoil ballots to invalidate referendum on LGBTQ content in society.

After weeks of talk about a tight electoral race in Hungary's general election, voters delivered a two-thirds parliamentary majority to incumbent Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party on Sunday. But a separate…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2022

Gays caught in the crossfire of Hungarian election

Among the political billboards and corflutes plastered on just about every lamppost and power pole along the bustling inner-city Budapest streets, one in particular catches the eye. An attractive woman in her…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2022

‘We Want To Live a Happy Life’: LGBTQ People Are Leaving Hungary

Boldizsar Nagy is packing his bags and leaving Hungary. He and his boyfriend have had enough of Hungary’s attitude towards their relationship. But with an election this weekend that includes a referendum…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2022

Hungary rights groups urge invalid votes to defeat Orban’s LGBTQ referendum.

Hungarian human rights groups are urging voters to spoil their ballots to defeat a government referendum on LGBTQ issues taking place alongside a national election on Sunday, saying its approval would strengthen…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2022

LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine draw on European network of allies to find housing, medical care

When Edward Reese, a queer activist who works with Kyiv Pride, decided to flee Ukraine on March 8, he knew it was going to be a long journey. After leaving his home…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2022

How Polish & Hungarian Activists Are Helping Queer Ukrainian Refugees.

The scenes of the more than two and a half million Ukrainian refugees fleeing their country have been brutally heart-wrenching. Eastern Europe is being overwhelmed right now, and it’s worrisome. The despairing…

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