Interview about the situation in Hungary with cultural anthropologist Rita Beres-Deák

Interview about the situation in Hungary with cultural anthropologist Rita Beres-Deák

Author: Michal Pitoňák Link to a version published in the Czech language Photographs: Budapest Pride with permission given to Rita Béres-Deák Hello Rita, we know each other from various occasions and conferences where we met, your research in Hungary has reached a wider international audience, can you just briefly introduce yourself and let us know…

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The United Kingdom moves towards a ban on “conversion therapy”

The United Kingdom moves towards a ban on “conversion therapy”

Author: Jade MacEwan Photo source Unsplash In the Opening of Parliament on 11 May 2021, Queen Elizabeth II promised that a ban on so-called “conversion therapy”, which aims to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity, would be brought forward in the United Kingdom. LGBT+ activists are concerned, however, as the Government Equalities Office confirmed that…

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Can The EU Protect Human Rights and Democratic Values in its Member States by Means of Financial Sanctions?

Can The EU Protect Human Rights and Democratic Values in its Member States by Means of Financial Sanctions?

Author: Jade MacEwan The European Union’s Equality Commissioner, Helena Dalli, announced on 28 July that six Polish cities had been refused grants under a twinning programme due to their anti-LGBT+ rights stance. The six cities had adopted resolutions declaring themselves to be “LGBT-free zones” or “zones free of LGBT+ ideology”, or had adopted so-called “family…

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