Tag Archive | Hungary

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday, to support LGBTQ people, and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, in power since 2010, has introduced social policies that he says aim to safeguard traditional Christian values […]

Hungary: PM to call referendum on anti-LGBT education law

Hungary: PM to call referendum on anti-LGBT education law

(Reuters) – Hungary announced plans on Wednesday to call a referendum on child protection issues, to combat pressure from the European Union, over legislation which the bloc says discriminates against LGBT people. Stepping up a battle of cultures with the European Commission, Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused the EU executive of abusing its powers, in […]

Hungary: PM calls EU action on LGBT rights ‘legalised hooliganism’

Hungary: PM calls EU action on LGBT rights ‘legalised hooliganism’

(Reuters) – Hungary’s Prime Minister on Friday accused the European Commission of “legalised hooliganism”, for an infringement action against measures by his government that the EU executive said discriminated against LGBT people. Thursday’s action against Hungary related to a new law that bans schools from using materials deemed as promoting homosexuality or gender change, which […]

EU takes legal steps against Poland, Hungary over LGBTIQ rights

EU takes legal steps against Poland, Hungary over LGBTIQ rights

(Reuters) – The European Union’s executive stepped up its battle with Hungary and Poland over the rights of LGBTIQ people on Thursday, launching legal cases that could land the two eastern European member states in the bloc’s highest court. “Equality and the respect for dignity and human rights are core values of the EU … […]

EU holds up Hungary’s recovery money in rule-of-law standoff

EU holds up Hungary’s recovery money in rule-of-law standoff

(Reuters) – The European Union’s executive missed its own deadline to sign off on billions of euros in economic recovery aid to Hungary, delaying its decision in an attempt to win rule-of-law concessions from Budapest. Hungary is set to receive 7.2 billion euros in EU stimulus funds, meant to kickstart economic growth mauled by the […]

Hungary: Gay editor to leave over anti-LGBT+ law

Hungary: Gay editor to leave over anti-LGBT+ law

A children’s books’ editor from Hungary, who has received death threats and homophobic abuse over his work, said on Monday he would leave the country, following the introduction of a law banning LGBT+ content in schools. The law that came into force last week, which has been condemned by the European Union, bans material that […]

Hungary: Clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

Hungary: Clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

(Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Thursday he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law, banning schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation. The law, which came into force on Thursday, has set Orban on a […]

Hungary rejects EU demand to ditch anti-LGBT law

Hungary rejects EU demand to ditch anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Hungary on Wednesday rejected a demand from the European Commission, and many EU lawmakers, to repeal new legislation banning schools from using materials deemed to promote homosexuality. Last month, EU leaders lambasted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over the legislation, in a tense discussion behind closed doors, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte […]

Hungary: Anti-LGBTQ+ law casts shadow over drag queen contest

Hungary: Anti-LGBTQ+ law casts shadow over drag queen contest

(Reuters) – In a backroom of a dilapidated former factory outside Budapest, contestants wearing huge fake eyelashes and glittering dresses are preparing for Hungary’s annual drag queen competition, all the while hoping it will not be the last. “Let’s party hard while we still can,” drag queen, Bonnie Andrews, called out to a cheering audience, […]

Hungary: EU leaders confront Orban over anti-LGBT law

Hungary: EU leaders confront Orban over anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – European Union leaders on Thursday confronted their peer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, over Hungary’s new anti-LGBT law, stressing their commitment to defending gay rights and piling pressure on Budapest to step back. Asked if he would revoke the bill, passed last week to ban the distribution of material in schools deemed to promote […]