The European Commission’s new LGBTI Equality Strategy has to go beyond the traditional trajectory of striving for rights for sexual and gender minorities. To tackle the problems the LGBTI-community is facing in Central and Eastern Europe, a comprehensive and geopolitical approach will be instrumental. The Polish and Hungarian government started a cultural war, and they … Continue reading A Europe without values is not worthy to be called a Union
Hungary Blocks Treaty Over Mentions Sexuality & Gender Identity
Earlier this week, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a bill preventing the country from ratifying the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. According to the Hungarian government, the Istanbul Convention "takes an unacceptable approach to defining gender and sexuality". By doing this, the Central European country joins a group of conservative countries accusing … Continue reading Hungary Blocks Treaty Over Mentions Sexuality & Gender Identity
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
30 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: LGBTQ As The State Enemy of Eastern Europe?
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, a gulf of liberalism embarked the European continent. Simultaneously the LGBTQ-movement started to flourish. Many Western European countries introduced LGBTQ-equality in their legal framework. Also, behind the former Iron Curtain, LGBTQ-groups started to form and professionalise. 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall state homophobia is … Continue reading 30 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: LGBTQ As The State Enemy of Eastern Europe?
Hungary Cooperates With Russia On Anti-LGBTI Issues
Russia’s international fight against LGBTI-rights is an inherent part of their strategy to undermine the European Union’s liberal democracy. Through international homophobic networks, Russian intelligence made contacts with Hungarian government representatives.
A New ‘Momentum’ For Hungarian LGBT+ Politics?
BUDAPEST - Hungarian politics and LGBT+ rights: it seems to be contradictory. In recent years, Viktor Orban’s government has been portrayed as the defender of the European conservative & catholic identity. Their policies are focussed on the traditional nuclear family. Non-traditional families their life’s are made very difficult. Orban’s party - Fidesz - changed the … Continue reading A New ‘Momentum’ For Hungarian LGBT+ Politics?
Polish & Hungarian Public Broadcasters Organised Homophobic Talkshows
A pattern of cooperation to increase the reach of homophobic discourse can be seen.
The Queer in Hungary’s Populist Political Landscape
A queer interpretation of the manifestos of the 3 Biggest Political Parties in Hungary.