The lack of legislation on legal gender recognition and related name change for foreigners permanently residing in the country is unconstitutional – ruled the Hungarian Constitutional Court. The petitioner, an Iranian trans man was represented by the legal aid service of Háttér Society.
The banning of an LGBTQI roundtable in April 2016 by the University of Debrecen and its subsidiary amounted to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity - decided the Equal Treatment Authority, and imposed a fine of 100.000 HUF on the University.
Same-sex marriages conducted abroad have to be recognized in Hungary as registered partnerships - says in a binding decision the Regional Court of Budapest. The case was launched by an American-Hungarian lesbian couple, whose Belgian marriage the Hungarian authorities would not register. Háttér Society provided legal representation to the couple.
A recently published report of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights found that the Hungarian authorities’ decision to reject the application of a woman living with her same-sex partner to adopt a 16-month-old Roma girl infringed on the child’s right to protection and care, and amounted to unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Our operators available via phone, Skype and chat answer any questions on LGBTQI topics; and offer help in relation to self-acceptance, coming out, or conflicts with your family, your partner, at your your school or workplace.
10-12 counselling sessions for people struggling with self-acceptance, coming out, forming relationships, managing conflicts or stress or other mental health issues fitting the LGBTQI profile of the service.
We offer free legal counselling and representation to victims of discrimination, harassment and violence on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity; and provide advice on any legal matter where the sexual orientation or gender identity of the person might be significant.
Our HIV hotline answers calls 0-24 every day, since 2005. It was formed to help HIV-infected people and their mental health; to give support to accept their HIV-positive status; to give them information and help through the crisis.
We collect and make available LGBTQI-themed books, studies, films and news items; as well as archival materials about LGBTQI life in Hungary.
Regularly updated, LGBT-themed news from Hungary and from the world, in Hungarian: legal and political developments, cultural news, celebrity news.
Database of LGBT-themes movies and their main data that have presented in Hungary, and LGBT-themed literary works published in Hungarian.
An online discrimination reporting interface that allows you to easily report discrimination, harassment or violence, or to ask for free legal help by our legal aid program, by filling a form.