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LGBTI Rights in Hungary


Thomas Roughan and Zsuzsanna Zsuro — Queer Budapest

Over two days in November 2020, attendees of the Queer Budapest Exhibition were able to explore contemporary queer culture in Budapest through the lens of a curated selection of artists currently operating…

ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

Same-sex parenthood draws unexpected support in Hungary

Firms from Ikea to a Michelin star restaurant have signed up for a campaign in defence of same-sex parenthood in Hungary, bringing unexpected resistance to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-LGBTQ crackdown. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Hungary’s top court throws out retroactive gender change ban

Hungary’s Constitutional Court on Friday said it had thrown out a government bid to stop people who have changed gender being recognised in official documents, an issue that pitched the ruling conservative…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2021

Hungary’s media authority takes legal action against TV channel due to an LGBTQ+ advert

Hungary’s media watchdog, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority have announced they will be taking legal action against the RTL Hungary media group. The legal action comes after the RTL aired an…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Pandemic exposes LGBTI rights’ fragilty, report says

The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences have highlighted the fragility of the human rights of LGBTI people, according to the annual report by a leading rights NGO, published on Tuesday (15 February).…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Hungary’s government orders disclaimers on books with gay content

Hungary’s government, which has made hostility to LGBT people a central part of its right-wing agenda, ordered a publisher on Tuesday to print disclaimers identifying books containing “behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

What does the European Commission’s LGBTIQ Equality Strategy mean for CEE?

For most of emerging Europe, LGBTIQ rights and social inclusion remain contentious issues with no clear path forward. Poland and Hungary especially have seen a sharp rise in anti-LGBTIQ rhetoric and policies…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Budapest Black Lives Matter artwork sparks rightwing backlash

It will be only one metre high, and will be on display for just two weeks. Nevertheless, a planned art installation dedicated to the theme of Black Lives Matter is causing uproar…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2020

LGBT rights: Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption

The Hungarian parliament has approved a draft law that would effectively ban same-sex adoption. It also tightens the definition of marriage and the family unit. Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a law…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

Hungary: Homophobic adoption bill is part of an ongoing attack on LGBTQ community

Ahead of the vote on Tuesday in the Hungarian parliament on amendments that will strip non-married couples of the right to adoption and further restrict the rights of LGBTQ people, David Vig,…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2020

Hungary’s rightwing rulers downplay MEP ‘gay orgy’ scandal amid hypocrisy accusations

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has condemned the behaviour of MEP József Szájer, from his rightwing Fidesz party, after Szájer’s participation in a “gay orgy” in Brussels prompted accusations of hypocrisy. “What…

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