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  • Budapest and an American Proto-Homosexual Novel

    Imre: A Memorandum (1906), a little-known novelette by American music critic Edward Prime-Stevenson is considered to be the first openly homosexual novel in English with a happy ending. It is possibly also the very first that the author himself called a homosexual novel per se. Unlike many other works at…

  • „These countries will not achieve their growth goals unless they become more open and supportive of LGBT+ rights”

    Open For Business’ latest report looks at the impact of state homophobia on the economy in Hungary, Romania, Poland and the Ukraine. Long story short, it is terrible. According to the report, it costs these states billions of dollars to be dismissive of LGBTQ people. But the solution is not…

  • Pope’s Tailor Releases Perfume Range based on Transgressive Sex

    Sexuality is a fundamental and integral part of the human being. Sexuality can take many forms, but like many things in life, to fully understand it, it needs to be confronted, examined, practiced and sometimes even experimented with. This means crossing into unfamiliar territory – often we can surprise ourselves…

  • Hungary introduces „gay propaganda” law stricter than Russia

    On 15 June, the Hungarian parliament has passed the so-called „Pedophile Law”, to which governing party MPs have introduced homophobic and anti-trans amendments last week. Citing the protection of children, the original draft law was turned into a „gay propaganda” law, even stricter than the Russian version it was modelled…

  • The Fable Master – Interview with editor and literary critic Boldizsár M. Nagy

    Once upon a time there was a little boy in a tiny village who loved when his mother told him fairy tales. However, he found that none of the tales were about him or his mates. But he did not give up. As an adult, he studied fairy tales, researched…

  • “If I had given it to my girlfriend, I would have killed myself for sure”

    The Háttér Society organizes a community meeting for people living with HIV every two weeks. These casual occasions are open to everyone. Each month, Humen Magazine features regular participants who are happy to share their stories with our readers. Péter is bisexual. So far, he has had two serious relationships,…

  • LGBTQ topics are prominently featured at the 7th Budapest International Documentary Festival

      Thirty competition films, including several LGBTQ-themed works, will be screened online at the 7th Budapest International Documentary Festival (BIDF) from March 1 to 10. This year’s online festival features a documentary, entitled Her Mothers, on the formation of a Hungarian rainbow family, directed by Sára Haragonics and Asia Dér.…

  • “Spain has established a brand as an LGBT+ friendly destination, and no pandemic will change that”

    As part of a long-lasting cooperation between HUMEN Magazine and the different tourism offices in Spain, we sat down with Rocío, recently appointed as Counselor for Tourism Affairs in Vienna, where she is responsible for working together with the different Spanish embassies in the region in order to promote Spain…

  • A Covid Christmas in Budapest

    If you are reading this English section, most probably you are an expat living in Budapest who, because of the virus, might be about to go through one of the most special moments of the year far away from your loved ones and basically left without options to enjoy in…

  • 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…

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