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LGBTI Rights in Hungary


ADDED ON: 07/26/2021

Tensions amid Budapest Pride parade

Thousands of Hungarians marched in Budapest’s biggest Pride parade on Saturday, amid tension sparked by a series of anti-LGBTQ steps by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. After an “anti-pedophilia” law was adopted…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2021

Budapest Pride stands up for LGBT rights in Hungary

LGBT people and their supporters have marched through the capital city of Hungary to defend their rights. It comes as the government tries to limit discussion of homosexuality and transgender issues in…

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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: 07/21/2021

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

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: 07/17/2021

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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ADDED ON: 07/10/2021

Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy It

Viktoria Radvanyi says her job has never been so stressful. She's on the board of Budapest Pride, Hungary's annual LGBTQ event, whose monthlong festival is currently underway. "The clear effect of [Hungarian…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

Hungary fines bookshop chain over picture book depicting LGBT families

A bookshop chain in Hungary has been fined for selling a children’s story depicting a day in the life of a child with same-sex parents, with officials condemning the picture book for…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

Hungary’s controversial anti-LGBT law goes into effect despite EU warnings

A new law that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change went into effect Wednesday despite a warning from Europe’s top rights watchdog that the…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2021

Dutch leader tells Hungary: If you don’t like LGBT rights, you can leave the E.U.

The dispute between a number of European Union leaders and Hungary over LGBT rights grew emotional after a meeting on Thursday, with Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s peers warning him that there was…

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