Following the shameful decision of the Hungarian Constitutional Court in February 2023, the Legal Aid Service of Háttér Society decided to turn to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to get legal gender recognition restored in Hungary. Nearly a hundred people responded to our call in February 2023, and as part of our strategic litigation, we have so far submitted over 70 applications to the ECtHR.
At the end of January 2024, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a report on the Hungarian child protection system prepared by the National University of Public Service and the Office of the Fundamental Rights Commissioner. Together with three other organisations, we protested in an open letter that the document presents the anti-LGBTQI legislation, known as the Propaganda Law, as a 'promising practice'
Háttér Society held a workshop on victim-centered good practices that also consider intersectionality in hate crime proceedings
Háttér Society has submitted a report in the public interest to the Ministry of Justice proposing that the law should recognise same-sex marriages concluded abroad as registered partnerships in Hungary.
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.
Call our information hotline (+36 (1) 6333 455), available every day of the week from 8am to 10pm, and our operators are ready to answer all your basic questions about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
The HIV Peer Support Service (firstname.lastname@example.org | application form) welcomes your application if you need personal help on any topic related to HIV and/or other sexually transmitted infections. However, you are also welcome to contact us if you are newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for a longer period of time, whether you need personal support with getting into care or accepting your HIV status.
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.