Slovakia Campaign Rhetoric Raises LGBTQ Concern

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09/26/2023

A year after a homophobic double murder, Slovakia’s LGBTQ community is concerned about the increase in hate speech ahead of elections on Saturday in a country where gay people have few legal rights. Former prime minister Robert Fico, whose left-wing Smer-SD party is set to win the parliamentary vote, is infamous for his frequent verbal attacks on the community. He has labelled adoption by same-sex couples, which is not possible in Slovakia, a “perversion”.

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