LGBTQ+ stigmatization in the Czech Republic: A worrying trend among local politicians

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Demonstration in support of the LGBTQ+ community in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia on Prague’s central Wenceslas Square on October 26. The main banner says “I don’t want to be afraid of dying simply because I exist” Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission. The Czech Republic is often described as a tolerant society, including for the LGBTQ+ community — particularly in the context of Central or Eastern Europe, where homophobia is still rampant in many communities. Yet queer people continue to be legally discriminated against and face social and cultural stigmatization. The Czech Republi…

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