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 …

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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 …

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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”, …

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“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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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‘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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“It is normal to be different” – Interview with Ulrike Lunacek, Former Vice President of the European Parliament

I have a very vivid memory from my first pride event. In July 2010 I participated in the Vienna Pride March and was following the truck of the Austrian Green Party (for pretty simple reason: their DJ played the coolest music).  There was a dancing lady on the van of …

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“I love to see the LGBTQ community living happily in Budapest” – Interview with Gabriella Contillo

Born in America’s smallest state, Rhode Island; now bringing her big personality to Budapest. Let’s meet Gabriella!  Where are you from? I am from Providence, RI. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA! What is day to day life for you? I am a writer, freelance marketer, and …

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Summertime Life in Hungary

The sun is shining, allowing Hungarians to relish and explore the glorious landscapes of their country. Each summer brings new memories alongside traditional foods, drinks and activities. The largest lake in central Europe, Balaton is a top attraction for locals. The several lively towns and villages surrounding its shores all …

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