From Gay Games Boosting Hong Kong’s Reputation To Banning LGBT Propaganda In Hungary, This Week In Int’l LGBT News | World | New
This week, learn about the Hong Kong government’s support for the controversial Gay Games 2022, and the UK calling Hungary’s ban on LGBT propaganda a “human rights violation.”
Gay games to boost Hong Kong’s reputation
The Hong Kong government’s support for the 2022 Gay Games has sparked debate in recent days. Lawmakers are divided over the internationally recognized event, which aims to promote equality for all, especially LGBT people around the world.
According to South China Morning Post, after the recent instability in Hong Kong, the Gay Games are an opportunity for the city to redeem itself. The event is expected to bring significant economic benefits, which could give their damaged economy a much-needed respite.
The South China Morning Post reports that the 2018 Gay Games in Paris produced an economic effect of around 66 million euros (80 million US dollars) and an additional 41 million euros in wages. The large number of tourists and businesses associated with the event are expected to bring in a similar amount of money.
UK declares banning of LGBT propaganda in Hungary a violation of human rights
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As Hungary’s ban on “LGBT propaganda” comes under attack from all sides of the political spectrum, senior British officials have criticized it as “a violation of human rights.”
According to RoseNews, MPs from Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party made last-minute changes to an anti-pedophilia measure earlier this month, banning any mention of LGBT people in schools or the media.
It was passed with a 157-1 margin, sparking widespread protests as rainbow flags flooded the streets of Budapest outside Hungary’s parliament, the National Assembly.
“We are concerned about the discriminatory measures against the LGBT + community in the law passed by the Hungarian parliament last week,” Wendy Morton, foreign minister responsible for European affairs, said in a tweet, according to PinkNews .