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LGBTI Rights in Hungary


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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ADDED ON: 03/05/2022

LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

Late on Thursday night, Viktória Radványi, communications director for Budapest Pride, drove with her girlfriend to the border between Hungary and Ukraine. They were picking up four LGBTQ refugees and taking them…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2022

Queer Africans fleeing Ukraine face ‘grave danger’ even after reaching ‘so-called safe countries’

Queer African people fleeing Ukraine are facing “intersecting violence”, campaigners have warned. More than one million people have fled Ukraine since Russia declared war. However, not all refugees are being treated equally. There have been widespread reports of…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2022

LGBT Rights Under Renewed Pressure in Hungary

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and the groups who work to protect them are under fresh pressure in Hungary. On February 1, an appeals court in Hungary ruled against Labrisz…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Across eastern Europe, it’s still very difficult to pass laws and policies designed to advance LGBT inclusion. With LGBT+ History Month underway, some Ukrainians are worried that their country’s fragile progress in…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia: NGO reports that LGBT+ Roma face discrimination from their own families as well as majority societies in these EU Member States

In the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, counsellors are helping LGBT+ Roma deal with multiple discrimination, according to research recently published by ARA ART, an NGO that has long focused on LGBT+…

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