A five-years long legal battle has been concluded at ECtHR today: the Court ruled that Hungary must allow legal gender recognition not only for Hungarians, but also for lawfully settled non-Hungarian citizens, such as refugees. The ruling comes two months after the Hungarian Parliament passed a law banning legal gender recognition altogether.
The President of the Republic has signed the law that makes legal gender recognition impossible despite human rights concerns raised by domestic and international bodies.
Almost two years after the suspension of gender and name change requests, Parliament has passed a bill that prohibits the legal gender recognition of transgender people. Although the European Parliament, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other international players opposed the bill, the Government did not refrain from introducing a law violating a constitutional fundamental right. LGBTI organizations have now turned to the President of the Republic asking him to send the law for review to the Constitutional Court.
The legal situation of the LGBTI community in Europe worsened the most in Hungary in the last year, according to the Rainbow Europe map published by ILGA-Europe on Thursday. The suspension of legal gender recognition procedures and the lack of security at LGBTI events played the biggest role in Hungary falling from 19th to 27th place in just one year. The report also highlights hate speech by politicians.
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.
The HIV Peer Service is available to anyone who lives in Hungary and would like to receive personal, free of charge support.
We collect and make available LGBTQI-themed books, studies, films and news items; as well as archival materials about LGBTQI life in Hungary.
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.