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LGBTI Rights in Hungary


ADDED ON: 06/20/2021

Euro 2020: Proposal to illuminate Munich arena in LGBT+ colors for visit of Hungary

Ahead of Germany's third Euro 2020 group game against Hungary in Munich on Wednesday, city councilors in the Bavarian capital have put forward a motion to have the arena illuminated in rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

Exclusive-Hungary could be sanctioned over anti-LGBT+ law, warns EU equality chief

The EU could impose funding restrictions on Hungary over legislation that bans the dissemination in schools of content deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, the bloc’s equality chief told the Thomson…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2021

Hungary Lawmakers Pass Law Barring LGBT Content For Minors

BUDAPEST — Lawmakers in Hungary passed legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content that portrays being gay or transgender, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2021

Hungarians protest against PM Orban’s LGBTQ rights crackdown

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Thousands of Hungarians protested outside Parliament in Budapest on Monday against legislation that would ban discussions of homosexuality or gender change in schools as Prime Minister Viktor Orban prepares…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2021

Hungary: Reject Bill Banning Discussion of LGBT Issues

Hungary’s parliament should reject a bill that would prohibit discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation, and violates Hungary’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. The law targets content “promoting”…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

‘Political backlash’ blamed for halting LGBT+ rights gains in Europe

Progress on laws to boost LGBT+ rights has come to a virtual standstill in Europe amid a rise in homophobic and anti-transgender rhetoric by politicians in countries including Poland and Hungary, an…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Anti-LGBT+ discrimination damages Eastern Europe’s economic growth

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people costs Eastern European countries almost 2% a year in economic growth, a coalition of dozens of global companies promoting LGBT+ inclusion said on Tuesday.…

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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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