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  • Hungary belongs to everybody – Roma activists for equality

    Dezső Máté “Hate is exclusionary, destructive, and a game for weak, frustrated people”     Dezső Máté, a social researcher and Roma LGBTQ activist, is currently finalizing his PhD, his research topic being social resilience and the values of different Roma generations. “I was curious about the values of the…

  • Speak up, stand up! Standing strong and loud together

    Putting things in perspective regarding the heated atmosphere for the LGBT community in Hungary in 2020 “If people are talking about you, you must be doing something right” is a common sentence that we’ve seen plenty of times, but taking into consideration the current climate and sentiment towards LGBT people…

  • „An accepting city is good for everyone” – Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest

    He would feel like a hypocrite if he did not stand up for the LGBTQ community. He thinks that without Budapest Pride, Budapest would not be what it is today. The LGBTQ community, especially in Budapest, has long been waiting to have a mayor who not only takes the problems…

  • Me. – We have more in common than you would think

    Everyone has something in common. Although it may sound like a cliché, we could actually make our lives better if we would concentrate on the positive qualities that connect us, rather than on our differences. Gabriella Simon, Anikó Szücs, Sára Raboczki and Stefi Hajnal has dreamed up a project that…

  • HUMEN Festival 2020

    From the 8th to the 15th of September, the HUMEN Festival offers a wide range of cultural events to celebrate the LGBT community Happening every year during the late summer/early autumn days, the HUMEN Festival has become a tradition for the LGBT community in Budapest to enjoy cultural events that…

  • Summer 2020 is not cancelled – Three LGBT-friendly alternatives for a summer getaway in Hungary

    We’ve been waiting for summer for a very long time. From the moment autumn started last year, we had all sorts of plans for summer 2020 being full of festivals, beach trips and lots of memorable moments… until Miss COVID-19 took the stage in March, said “This party is over”,…

  • “I had to go through the AIDS stage with my 5-year-old daughter”

    One of Hungary’s most prominent LGBTQ organization, Háttér Társaság organizes a community gathering for people living with HIV every two weeks. The casual discussions are open to everyone affected. Our monthly column ‘Positive Outlook’ (Pozitív Szemmel) features regular participants who are open to sharing their stories with our readers. In…

  • Safe outdoor plans that Budapest has to offer post COVID-19

    All right, let’s start by setting the record straight: we aren’t really in the “post” phase of the virus, so extra care and responsibility are needed, or we could face another round of isolation. But after finally having some of the restrictions lifted and staying home in the past few…

  • “We are not a faceless crowd”

    Three for thirty, thirty for thirty thousand Passed by 133 votes to 57 on 19 May, Hungary’s parliament has approved Article 33, a law that bans transgender people from changing their name and the gender they were assigned at birth on official documents. Since the bill was passed, there has…

  • ‘Our goal with the films is to raise awareness to our community’ – Interview with Jay Lin, founder of ‘gay Netflix’

      Netflix hardly needs an introduction these days – but were you aware that there is a gay version of it? GagaOOLala is a Taiwan-based streaming service that offers exclusively LGBTQ-themed films. Although the service is not available in Hungary yet, it is expanding rapidly, constantly broadening its range of…

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