The King Baudouin Foundation is the major Belgian public benefit foundation which mission is to contribute to a better society in Belgium, in Europe and in the world.
Forbidden Colours is a NPO linked to a fund managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.
They are an international group of LGBTI activists exposing the rainbow flag in countries where their community is heavily repressed, by wearing coloured football shirts.
A life without the freedom to love and live as you are born, is a life without colours.
On June 15, Hungary’s parliament passed legislation that bans any material that could be seen by minors and that features gay characters or any sort of support for the LGBT+ community.
Any content that shows LGBT+ relationships, transitioning to another gender, or images of the rainbow flag will now be labeled as “not recommended for those under 18 years of age” and will be allowed to air on television only between 10 pm and 5 am.
The law also extends to sex education, with only teachers and organisations who are approved by the government allowed to teach the subject.
The Hungarian government claims the legislation aims to “protect children,” but the opposite is true. By fanning the flames of homophobia and transphobia, LGBT+ children and families are put at further risk of discrimination and violence.
This is not the first time rainbow families and their children have come under attack in Hungary: Last year, the Parliament enacted legislation that bars gay couples from adopting children by defining a family as having to include a man as the father and a woman as the mother.
As a member of the European Union Hungary has committed itself to respect the human rights of its citizens. In passing this legislation it has clearly violated this commitment and must face harsh consequences.
Please, Sign this petition and urge the European Union to step up immediately and use all tools available to force the Hungarian government to retract the law.
To: The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.
Hungary’s new anti-LGBT+ legislation is a shameful attack on the rights of LGBT+ Hungarians.
As a member of the European Union, Hungary has committed itself to respect the human rights of its citizens. In passing this legislation, it has clearly violated this commitment and has breached the European Union’s core values.
We demand the European Union step up immediately and use all tools available to require the Hungarian government to change course, including:
- Using the rule of law framework to investigate the harmful effects of the anti-LGBT+ law and urge the Hungarian government to retract the law;
- Triggering the Article 7 procedure against Hungary;
- Opening an infringement procedure against Hungary;
- Stopping any payments of EU funds to Hungary until the law is withdrawn.