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A bill has just passed making it impossible for people to legally change their gender in Hungary. Independent’s writer and an active supporter of LGBTQ rights, Jane Fae, expressed her opinion on the matter in a recent article. She also sheds light on a bigger picture of anti-LGBTQ discrimination across Eastern Europe.

In Hungary, people could legally change their gender on their official documents until Orbán’s newest “pet project,” which was about eliminating transgender rights altogether.

A bill was passed on Tuesday, stating that from now on, sex/gender is unalterable in Hungary.

Independent journalist Jane Fae is a writer and feminist, who is particularly interested in “the rights of individuals to express their own sexuality without censure by the state.” She is a regular contributor to national and LGBTQ press.

Jane Fae writes:

“Viktor Orban rounded off his acquisition of dictatorial powers by pushing his pet project through parliament … those who have already transitioned may find their status challenged or overturned … The prospect is horrific. Not just for the health impact on those transitioned, transitioning, or questioning. Horrific too for the way in which the floodgates have opened on violent reprisals against anyone who is or is suspected of being trans.”

She also sheds light on a bigger picture of anti-LGBTQ discrimination across Europe. She mentions studies indicating that anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination is increasing in Eastern Europe, not only in Hungary but also in Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, and Turkey. She also criticises the anti-LGBTQ attitude of world leaders like Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

Fae writes that Orbán’s move could be fined, and there is talk of excluding him from key EU bodies as well. There have been similar cases before.

The Russian government was fined for anti-LGBT discrimination, and the state of North Carolina was forced to abandon similar anti-trans discrimination after international condemnation and costly business boycotts.

Research indicates that despite our world leaders’ standpoints, most people are accepting of gay and trans identities. If you are one of them, Fae suggests a couple of ways to fight for LGBTQ rights, including supporting organisations like Amnesty, writing to MEP, and lobbying MPs.

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Source: www.independent.co.uk

16 comments
  1. Orban should get the A.Nobel Price for recognising that there is since creation of ADAM @ EVE -No other human being!

  2. Bravo Orban and Hungary, you will be what you were genetically from the day you were born until the day you die. Surgery and drugs cannot make someones gender change. Moral degeneracy must be fought at every turn against those who want to destroy traditional society.

  3. If that Jane Fae really tagged Trump as anti LGBTQ, then she’s as fake as a wig. The man couldn’t be more gay friendly.
    As for Orban, it’s great to have a world leader who’s not afraid to call it as it is. If the emperor is naked and he doesn’t allow being bullying into lying, I’m glad for him and Hungarians.

  4. @Anonymous
    There are plenty of the likes of him in Africa.

    @ Joseph
    Adam and Eve? Darwin had other thoughts, ones which are scientifically proven.

  5. I think Jack Russell needs his muzzle before being allowed to go walkies.

  6. Thank you Mario and Paulus !

    Please get elected into Hungary’s Parliament !

    Us LGBTQ’s need more loving, compassionate, understanding people like you instead of NASTY dictators like Orban.

  7. Ms. Fae (or is it Mr. Fae who has undergone a sex change ?) claims that :

    ‘Research indicates …most people are accepting of gay and trans identities.’

    I hate to ‘shatter her delusions’ but that is NOT the case with the vast majority of Hungarians (who agree with the recent actions of Prime Minister Viktor Orban / the Hungarian Government AND comments made by “ANONYMOUS”, “JOSEPH”, “JACK RUSSELL” and “NELSON TAYLOR SOL”).

    “LICKYLICKY” is already a ‘lost cause’ so it’s not even worthwhile wasting a comment on him / her / it.

    “PAULUS” likes to belittle other contributors so here’s one for him : “Crawl back into your miserable hole”

    As for “MARIO”, I have already written that he should “SHADDAPA (HIS) FACE” and the same still applies.

  8. @Lajos
    Checkout the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial in Budapest. It is a stark reminder of what ignorance and intolerance has done here, in Hungary, in the past.

  9. The vast majority of Hungarians – who are well educated and very tolerant of most people – want nothing to do with sexual deviants.

    That has been made quite clear for all to see.

    However, there is NO INTENTION of shooting anyone because they might be LGBTQ – or whatever.

    It is quite ridiculous for Paulus to draw any comparison between such individuals and the multitude of Hungarian citizens slaughtered during World War 2 by the Nazis and their obedient followers, including one Wehrmacht Field Marshal who bore his surname.

  10. The vast majority of Hungarians – who are well educated and very tolerant of most people – want nothing to do with sexual deviants.

    That has been made quite clear.

    At the same time, there is NO intention of shooting anyone because they might be LGBTQ – or whatever.

    It is quite ridiculous for Paulus to draw any comparison between such individuals and the multitude of Hungarian citizens slaughtered during World War 2 by the Nazis and their obedient followers, including one Wehrmacht Field Marshal who bore his surname.

  11. @Istvan
    Sexual deviants? Very tolerant? Those do not marry as statements. I have no real interest in trans gender issues but I do see what a small number of bigoted people are trying do here. Hence the Shoe example. The hungarians that were killed were largely killed by fellow hungarians. The Nazi regime was more than aided and abetted by the hungarian government at that time. There is an assimilation here. Who cares about this trans gender thing? Why not let those people live their lives in peace? Why stigmatize them and thus create a Budapest Shoes situation in which the shots are not from guns but from discrimination? A new law that targets at most a few hundred souls? Primitif!!! Nagyon!!!!! And, if in the process, yet again this country is not focussing upon the big problem: corruption. At the highest level. That should be the issue.

  12. @Istvan
    Sexual deviants? Very tolerant? Those do not marry as statements. I have no real interest in trans gender issues but I do see what a small number of bigoted people are trying do here. Hence the Shoe example. The hungarians that were killed were largely killed by fellow hungarians. The Nazi regime was more than aided and abetted by the hungarian government at that time. There is an assimilation here. Who cares about this trans gender thing? Why not let those people live their lives in peace? Why stigmatize them and thus create a Budapest Shoes situation in which the shots are not from guns but from discrimination? A new law that targets at most a few hundred souls? Primitif!!! Nagyon!!!!! And, in the process, yet again this country is not focussing upon the big problem: corruption. At the highest level. That should be the big issue.

  13. The only action taken by Trump was to keep transexuals out of the military, because they used it to have sex change surgeries paid for by tax payers.

  14. Thank you Paulus !

    Would you like to be a ‘Sugar Daddy’ to me and my girlfriend ?

    I know you really don’t care about us LGBQT people but you seem like a nice target so I thought I’d ask.

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