Letter to Viktor Orban On His Anti-LGBTI Public Discourse

To H.E. Viktor Orban - To the Prime Minister of Hungary, I am writing to you to express my deep concern over your statements on Radio Kossuth on October 4 in regards to the LGBTI-community. Last week, Labrisz Lesbian Association published achildren’s storybook, which was greeted with positivity both from journalists, children’s story-writers, authors and … Continue reading Letter to Viktor Orban On His Anti-LGBTI Public Discourse

Russia Entwined in France’s Anti-LGBTI Groups

Oligarchs close to the Kremlin built a spiderweb of connections with the French ultraconservative and anti-LGBTI movement.

Extraordinary European Council on Crackdown on LGBTI-Community in Poland?!

Yesterday evening, the announcement of a two months prison sentence for a LGBTI-activist led to unseen protests on the streets of Warsaw. Hundreds of LGBTI-activists convened in front of the offices of the Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH - Poland's biggest LGBTI-organisation).  At least 48 activists were detained Yesterday evening, and several were injured, after the police used extraordinary violence … Continue reading Extraordinary European Council on Crackdown on LGBTI-Community in Poland?!

PRIDE #6: Queer Journalism In Hungary & Hate Crimes In Ukraine (Podcast)

In this IDAHOT special, Rémy Bonny discusses writing about LGBTQ-issues as a journalist in Hungary with Ádám András Kanicsár. Journalists are under a lot of pressure by the government, many reports say. Ukraine's parliament is dealing with a new hate crime law protecting the LGBTQ-community. Andrii Kravchuk from Ukraine's oldest LGBTQ-organisation Nash Mir explains it.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/7riClk1J37EmoyJG5dKsyO This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts … Continue reading PRIDE #6: Queer Journalism In Hungary & Hate Crimes In Ukraine (Podcast)

Hungarian PM Demands European Christian Democrats (EPP) to Fight Same-Sex Marriage

Yesterday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shared a memorandum demanding the European Peoples Party (the biggest fraction in the European Parliament) to start fighting against same-sex marriage. Political scientist Rémy Bonny warns for the impact of this call.  "We gave up the family model based on matrimony of one woman and one man, and fell … Continue reading Hungarian PM Demands European Christian Democrats (EPP) to Fight Same-Sex Marriage

Anti-LGBT Conference In US Senate By Russia-Linked Hungarian Minister

This week, The Hungarian Minister of State for Family and International Affairs Katalin Novak will be speaking during an anti-LGBT event organised by the Hungarian Embassy in the US Senate. Novak has taken up a leadership role in the international pro-family movement in recent years as an important actor within organisations like the World Congress … Continue reading Anti-LGBT Conference In US Senate By Russia-Linked Hungarian Minister

300 Transgender Activists from across Europe gather in Antwerp

From the 28th of June till the 1st of July, 300 transgender activists from all over Europe are meeting in the Belgian city Antwerp for the annual European Transgender Council. This year is the seventh edition of TGEU.  The organisation of TGEU calls the conference a place to provide a space for healing, learning, (un)learning … Continue reading 300 Transgender Activists from across Europe gather in Antwerp