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LGBTI Rights in Hungary


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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ADDED ON: 11/21/2020

For Hungary’s same-sex couples, a narrow window to adopt is closing

After three years, Marton Pal and his partner Adam Hanol received the phone call they had been waiting for in 2018 and a few months later they adopted Andris, a smart and…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

Instead of controlling the pandemic, Hungarian government launches crusade against LGBTQI people

Tuesday was an eventful day at Parliament. The Judicial Committee of the Parliament initiated the abolishment of the Equal Treatment Authority (ETA), Hungary's most important equality body set up in 2005. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

EU launches LGBT protection strategy as homophobia rises in east

The European Union's executive Commission launched its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBT people on Thursday, a challenge to right-wing governments in Poland and Hungary that have become increasingly homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2020

Hungarian government mounts new assault on LGBT rights

Moments before Hungary entered a second coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday, the far-right government signalled its intention to pass a range of new legislation, including to make it harder for opposition political parties…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2020

Transgender couple wed in Hungary, land of growing homophobia

The wedding of Hungarian transgender couple Tamara Csillag and Elvira Angyal looked just like any other, with the nervous pair dressing up and heading off to the rural Hungarian court room where…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2020

Hungary’s former HoD thinks costs and attitudes toward LGBT people led to withdrawal

He’s the former Head of Delegation who took the singer-songwriter Joci Pápai and metalcore band AWS to Eurovision. Now, after leaving the Hungarian broadcaster following ESC 2019, Lőrinc Bubnó has given an…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Row in Hungary around children’s book fuels fears of rising homophobia

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Boldizsar Nagy hoped that the tales in the children’s book “Wonderland Is For Everyone” would help youngsters to learn to accept minorities and fight social ostracism. More than 1,200…

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