Czech president Milos Zeman calls transgender people 'disgusting' 2 months ago

Czech president Milos Zeman calls transgender people 'disgusting'

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People often asked why Pride is still a necessity, that the LGBTQ+ community is shoving it in people's faces, that no one really cares about your gender or sexuality.

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But the world around us would say otherwise. Czech President Milos Zeman, who looks exactly like you would imagine a transphobe looks like, has hit out against trans people and the wider queer community.

It seems strange to refer to the condemnation of human rights violations as 'criticism', but Hungary was heavily criticised last week on their new legislation, which would prevent LGBTQ+ content from being taught in schools and also shown on and media aimed towards kids. EU members quickly criticised the legislation and Hungary's premier Viktor Orban.

Naturally, people with these kinds of views have to stick together, so Mr Zeman has shown support for Orban by claiming other nations are attempting to meddle in internal affairs.

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"Viktor Orban says that he is not against homosexuals, but that he is against the manipulation not only of parents, but also of children in sex education," he said.

"I see no reason to disagree with him, because I am completely annoyed by the suffragettes, the Me Too movement and Prague Pride."

It seems rather confusing that Zeman is annoyed by women who were alive over a hundred years ago.

"If you undergo a sex-change operation, you are basically committing a crime of self-harm.

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"Every surgery is a risk and these transgender people to me are disgusting."
Though laws in the UK do not obviously discriminate against marginalised groups, this is not an issue far off distant land. Trans people around the world are still heavily persecuted, oppressed, and literally killed for merely existing.