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Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010



Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

DEAR PARTICIPANT “Love Goes Beyond Tradition” is a youth exchange in Budapest about the image of LGBTs (general name of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people) within European society. 30 Participants, coming from Rotterdam, Cagliari, Riga, Oviedo and Budapest will discuss the issue of LGBT rights with representatives from these various social actors. The aim of the project is to make young people aware of the European situation of LGBT rights, to combat prejudices and to spread solidarity, tolerance and understanding regarding sexual minorities around Europe, and to empower young people to form a well-informed opinion and take an active role in civil society. The activities will take place in an interactive way, using a variety of non-formal education tools, creating lasting knowledge by meeting LGBTs, analysing movies and legal cases, and carrying out a street action. By providing you with written and other information to take home, you can share the results of the project and your enthusiasm and knowledge with others. This would have to be an exchange that brings together European youth and relevant social organisations and institutions, which have a strong opinion on the LGBT topic and/or can have a strong influence on public opinion. After creating the project team, the organisers came together in Krakow in May 2009. During this meeting, they set up their aims and developed the objectives and activities. Later on, other local organisations of AEGEE were asked for future cooperation and partners that expressed their interest in the project were selected.

LGBT PROJECT TEAM: My name is Dora Preszeller and I am 25 years old. I finished the university last year and I studied International Relations and European Studies. I work as a volunteer for AEGEE since 2004 and organized several events. I was an assistant at the Equality Department, Ministry of Social Affairs when I started to work on the project of Love Goes Beyond Tradition. I was one of the writers of the application of Youth in Action. I really hope this is a great opportunity to combat prejudices on LGBT people and create more tolerance within the group and our participants will feel the real AEGEE spirit in a beautiful city in the heart of Europe. Dora Preszeller External Relations Responsible +36 307 465 210 (AEGEE Szombathely) My name is Annamaria. I am 20 years old and member of AEGEE-Budapest. I study business administration and management at the Corvinus University of Budapest. As for free time, I like dancing salsa, skiing, meeting friends, watching films and travelling.

The project team’s wish is to empower young Europeans to become actively involved in the issue of LGBT rights, and to spread information and understanding of LGBTs in order to remove prejudices. Heterosexual young people should become aware that LGBTs are not any different from them, but are fully part of European society and just as much important in and responsible for shaping Europe’s future.

Since I joined AEGEE about a year ago, I have been actively participating in and organising events. Currently, I am the main local coordinator of this project. I joined LGBT Team, because I felt I have enough time and enthusiasm to be more active in AEGEE. Also, I like working and having fun in an international environment and this project gives me the opportunity to meet new people, gain experiences and learn a lot.

AEGEE Love Goes Beyond Tradition Project Team Annamaria Nemeth Main Local Coordinator annamaria.nemeth1990@gm

+36 703 759 886 (AEGEE Budapest)



I am really looking forward to this event in Budapest! If I take a look at the program, I have to say we’ll have a busy, but interesting week with lots of fun! See you soon!

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

My name is Rikkert Füss (28 by the time the event takes place) and I’ve been an AEGEE-Rotterdam member since 2001. Yes I know it sounds like centuries ago, but I’ve kind of started my second AEGEE life since writing an e-mail to HRWG-L on LGBT rights about 1 year ago. I felt that AEGEE needed to speak out on this topic, rather than remaining silent, as it has been over the past years. Apart from a very small number of local events, LGBT rights still seem to be a taboo. I want to understand why and to hear various opinions on the issue. The increasing aggression towards homosexuals in Amsterdam shows that prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination and hatred exist everywhere around our continent and made me wonder even more why it is that some people don’t like others because of their sexual orientation.

Rikkert Füss Secretary

+31 630 971 925 (AEGEE Rotterdam)

Besides working full-time as a consultant for public organisations, I spend my time doing ballroom and Latin dancing and travelling by train around Central and Eastern Europe (I love Budapest!). Furthermore, I like to speak as many languages as possible and I’m a member of the so-called ‘writing network’ for LGBT rights of Amnesty International.

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Viktor Gerasimovski PR Responsible uk

+ 389 708 906 67 (AEGEE Skopje)

Within the Love Goes Beyond Tradition organising team, I’ve been writing the minutes after all MSN meetings, which sometimes lasted until deep into the night. Having studied public administration in Rotterdam and Ireland with a particular emphasis on EU politics, I’ll be in charge of one of the workshops on the ‘politics’ day of the event as well. I’m looking forward to a very successful event, full of creativity, fun, sharing opinions, breaking stereotypes and new contacts. We have put in a lot of effort and will do everything possible to make it unforgettable to you!

My name is Tina Sojat, I am 30 years old and member of AEGEE Zagreb since 2007. I live in Vienna where I study medicine in my final year. Besides university I am involved in reproductive health issues like sexually transmitted infections incl. HIV/AIDS, sexuality, gender, female genital mutilation, LGBTQ, cancer awareness, stigma and discrimination and for last 4 years volunteering as peer educator, organiser of educational events, advocate and campaigner. Tina Sojat Team Member/Facilitator

+ 43 680 128 12 55 (Austria) + 385 985 784 29 (Croatia) (AEGEE Zagreb) 5

My name is Viktor, 25, member of AEGEE Skopje, graduated student of sociology. I have been organizer and participant in more than 20 local and international AEGEE events (motivation weekends, SUs, workshops, Agoras, etc. Besides, I like music, sports, travelling, technology, advertising, photographing, going to big concerts, sport events and festivals. I can't stop listening to Mylo, Eric Prydz, Martin Solveig, St. Germain and Nouvelle Vague and I can't stop watching "Frasier", "Futurama", "Dirty Jobs" and "Extreme Engineering" etc. I don't watch movies often, but if have to choose my favourite movie it would be "Emperor's Club". My favourite book is "99 francs" from Frederic Begbeder. Currently, I am working in HR company as training assistant and when I have free time I am usually spending it in: making music, blogging, photographing, volunteer activities… I joined this awesome team in order to help in breaking down the negative images we have about people with non heterosexual orientation and to draw the importance of increasing the awareness concerning LGBT's human rights. I will be facilitating the workshop on stereotypes where we will have the chance to speak openly about stereotypes in general, how and why we create them, stereotypes on LGBT people and negative stereotyping, through highly interactive exercises but also interesting games, videos and debates. Together we are going to discover the myths and realities about stereotyping and stereotyping lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. I wish you pleasant and productive week!

My name is Galya, I'm 21 and I'm a member of AEGEE-SanktPetersburg since 2009. As you see I'm very young member, that's why I'm not very much experienced in AEGEE but I try to gain experience in all possible ways. And when I saw an open-call in AEGEE-L for organizers of LGBT-event I didn't hesitate and decided to join the project team because in spite of being a chance to gain experience in AEGEE at the European level it's a great opportunity to raise awareness about LGBT rights among AEGEE-society. I'm interested in this topic because I have many LGBT friends, that's why I know how bad is the situation with LGBT rights and also I know many cases of intolerant attitude towards LGBT people. I'm talking about the situation in Russia and I really want to know how it is in other countries, but the most valuable for me are people's Galina Khrabrova opinions and thoughts concerning this topic. And a few more words about me. I'm studying psychology in the Saint-Petersburg State HR Responsible University, currently I'm finishing my studies and writing my + 79 522 493 054 thesis. And still don't know what I'm going to do after graduating. (AEGEE Sankt-Petersburg) I'm fond of travelling, getting to know other people, different countries. And a great part of my life is sharing emotions, thoughts and experience with people surrounding me. I'm really happy that I'm involved in the organization of the LGBT-event 6

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010


Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Among AEGEE’s best-known achievements there are the establishment of the Erasmus Programme, in which AEGEE has been directly involved, and its longest running project, the Summer University, gathering each summer thousands of volunteers who contribute to open a new perspective to the participants over the multicultural dimension of the European continent, providing high-content, high-quality and low-cost summer courses (ranging from language courses to seminars about political, cultural, environmental issues). AEGEE has participatory status in the activities of the Council of Europe, consultative status at the United Nations, operational status at UNESCO and is at the same time a member of the European Youth Forum. The organisation has also a number of illustrious personalities amongst its general partners: Mikhael Gorbatchev, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic; Eric Froment, former President of the European University Association, Wolfgang Thierse, former President of the Bundestag and Romano Prodi, former Primeminister of Italy and President of the European Commission.

AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) is a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent and nonprofit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young professionals from all faculties and disciplines – today it counts 15.000 members, active in more than 240 university cities in 43 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe.


AEGEE, which was founded in 1985 in Paris, puts the idea of a unified Europe into practice. A widely spread student network provides the ideal platform where youth workers and young volunteers from 43 European countries can work together on crossborder activities such as conferences, seminars, exchanges, training courses, Summer Universities, Case Study trips and Working Group meetings. By encouraging travelling and mobility, stimulating discussion and organising common projects AEGEE attempts to overcome national, cultural and ethnic divisions and to create a vision of young people’s Europe. The structure is based on an European level (a European Board of Directors working in Brussels and 4 Commissions, 11 Working Groups and 9 multinational Project Teams) and on a local level (the 240 antennae or local groups, forming the Network). The association’s main aims are:

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Promoting a unified Europe without prejudices, Striving for creating an open and tolerant society of today and tomorrow, Fostering democracy, human rights, tolerance, cross-boarder cooperation, mobility and European dimension in education.

All the numerous events and projects run by the organisation are to be focused on our 4 Fields of Action (Cultural Exchange, Active Citizenship, Higher Education, Peace & Stability) and 3 Focus Areas (European Citizenship, Global Challenges and Intercultural Dialogue).



Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010


21 March, Sunday / DAY 00 / Arrivals 13.00h 15.00h 18.30h 20.00h

Arrivals City Rally at Buda Castle Ice breaking games Wine tasting at Gellért Hill



22 March, Monday / DAY 01 / History and Rights 09.00h 10.00h 10.30h 11.15h 11.30h 13.30h 14.30h 16.45h 17.00h 18.00h 20.00h

Breakfast Introduction of the project (LGBT) Forum of expectations

Coffee Break Presentation of the current LGBT situation of the participant’s region/country (Latvia, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey, Croatia, Macedonia)

Lunch Workshop: Kick the stereotypes, Viktor Gerasimovski, AEGEE Skopje

Coffee Break LGBT activism and Amnesty International, Agnes Fülöp and Balaci Adrian Evaluation



23 March, Tuesday / DAY 02 / Politics 09.00h Breakfast 10.00h Situation of LGBT in Hungary, Tamás Dombos, Háttér Society for LGBT People, 11.00h 11.30h

Dombos Tamás Coffee Break Workshop: Debating partnerships, marriage, parenthood, Rikkert Füss, AEGEE

Rotterdam 13.30h Lunch 14.30h

Discrimination at workplace, “Pink Money”, Balaci Adrian (Hungarian LGBT

Business Forum Leaders) 16.45h Evaluation 16.30h Preparation for European Night & Free time 19.00h European Night th

24 March, Wednesday / DAY 03 / Media 09.30h 10.15h 11.30h 12.00h 13.00h 13.30h 9

Breakfast Workshop: Simulation on discrimination, Tina Sojat, AEGEE Zagreb

Coffee Break Workshop: Influence of Media Preparation for the Street action


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14.30h 16.15h 16.30h 18.00h 20.00h

Street Action organized by the participants, interviewing people

Coffee Break LGBT short films and discussions, (Labriz), Budapest Leszbikus Filmbizottság filmjei Evaluation



25 March, Thursday / DAY 04 / Religious Institutions 09.00h 10.00h 11.30h 12.00h 13.30h 14.30h

Breakfast Religious approach by a priest

Coffee Break Eurogames Budapest 2012, Körmendi Gabriella

Lunch Panel Discussion: Subculture, Religion, Amnesty International, Mozaik, Mészáros,

György and Balaci Adrian 16.15h Evaluation 20.30h Dinner th

26 March, Friday / DAY 05 / Local Organizations 09.00h 10.00h 11.45h 12.15h 13.30h 14.30h 16.00h 16.15h 17.00h 19.00h 20.00h

Breakfast Project Management, Roel Visser, AEGEE Leiden

Coffee Break Being politically correct, AEGEE Academy

Lunch Getting to know Gayness, school programme, (Labrisz, Szimpozion), Virág Zsolt

Coffee Break AIDS, Tina Sojat, AEGEE Zagreb Háttér Society workshop Evaluation & Reflection



27 March, Saturday / DAY 06 / Summary 09.00h 10.00h 11.45h 12.15h 13.30h 14.30h 16.00h 16.15h 18.00h 20.00h

Breakfast Presentation and feedback on the video and PowerPoint presentations Coffee Break Youth in Action Programme

Lunch Living Library Coffee Break Evaluations and summary of the week Free time

Goodbye Dinner


28 March, Sunday / DAY 07 / Departures 10.00h Breakfast and GOOD BYES


Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010


LGBT DICTIONARY Glossary of commonly used words and phases Bisexual - Person with emotional and sexual attraction to both men and women, not necessarily at the same time or to the same extent. Closeted - Hiding one's sexual orientation. Coming Out - Process of recognizing and acknowledging non-heterosexual orientation to oneself and then disclosing it to others. Generally occurs is stages and is a non-linear process. Family of Choice - Persons forming an individual's close social support network, often fulfilling the function of blood relatives. Many gay persons are rejected when families learn of their sexual orientation, while others may remain closeted to biological relatives. In such cases, it is the families of choice who will be called upon in times of illness or personal crisis. Family of Origin - Biological family or the family in which one was raised. May or may not be a part of a person's support system. Gay - Common word for men with emotional and sexual attraction to other men, but often used in reference to both genders. Gender Identity - One's psychological sense of oneself as a male or female.

The flag consisted of eight stripes; Baker assigned specific meaning to each of the colours: Hot pink: sexuality Red: life Orange: healing Yellow: sunlight Green: nature Turquoise: magic/art Indigo: serenity/harmony Violet: spirit

Gender Roles - Socially constructed and culturally specific behaviors and appearance expectations imposed on men and women. GLBT - Acronym for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender. Sometimes shown as LGBT. Heterosexism - Institutionalized assumption that everyone is heterosexual and that heterosexuality is inherently superior to and preferable to homosexuality or bisexuality. Heterosexual - Person with emotional and sexual attraction to persons of the opposite gender. Homophobia - Irrational fear or hatred of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuals or homosexual behavior. Homosexual - Person with emotional and sexual attraction to persons of the same gender. Internalized Homophobia - Experience of shame, aversion, or self-hatred in reaction to one’s own feelings of attraction for a person of the same sex.


Inclusive Language - Use of gender non-specific language to avoid imposing the limiting assumption of heterosexuality and to present an open social climate for non-heterosexuals. Lesbian - Woman with emotional and sexual attraction to persons of the same gender.



Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Partner - Primary domestic partner or spousal relationship among same gender couples. Sexual Orientation - An enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, or affectional attraction that a person feels toward another person. Sexual orientation falls along a continuum. Transsexual - Individual who presents him/herself, and lives as the gender opposite to his/her genetic gender at birth. Transsexuals may be heterosexual, bisexual, or homosexual in the erotic orientation. Transgender - Broad term used to describe the continuum of individuals whose gender identity and expression, to varying degrees, does not correspond with their genetic sex. Transvestite - Man or woman who enjoys wearing the clothes of and appearing as the other gender. While many transvestites are heterosexual, the use of transvestitism in the gay “drag” culture is well documented.


LGBT DICTIONARY OF TERMINILOGY Towards a common language Ally: In the LGBT context, a person who supports and honors sexual and gender diversity, acts accordingly to challenge homophobic, heterosexist, and transphobic remarks and behaviors, and is willing to explore and understand these forms of bias within him/her/hirself. Asexual: Designation or self-designation for people who lack feelings of “sexual attraction” and/or “sexual desire.” There is debate as to whether this is a “sexual dysfunction” or an actual “sexual orientation.” The term is also sometimes used as a “gender identity” by those who believe their lack of sexual attraction places them outside the standard definitions of “gender.” Biphobia: The fear of, discrimination against, or hatred of bisexuals by people of any sexual orientation.. Biphobic stereotypes include, but are not limited to: promiscuity, polygamy, living the swinging lifestyle, and being confused. In some cases, bisexuals are accused of bringing sexually transmitted disease into the heterosexual community or into the lesbian community. Gays and lesbians who express biphobia might accuse bisexuals of maintaining heterosexual privilege and collaborating with homophobes. The belief that that bisexuality does not truly exist is another example of biphobia. Bisexual (bi): A person who is emotionally, romantically, sexually, affectionately, and/or relationally attracted to people of more than one gender, but not necessarily simultaneously or equally. Some people who are attracted to more than one gender may still identify as “lesbian,” “gay,” or “straight,” because of their own personal definitions of those terms or feelings relating to their sexuality. On the other hand, some bisexuals consider themselves distinct from gays and lesbians but part of the larger LGBT or queer community. It is also important to understand that a bisexual person is not necessarily attracted equally to both genders, and many tend to prefer one or the other. Boydyke: A lesbian or bisexual woman, who chooses the "dyke" label to identify with that group's politics and community, and also identifies as boyish or as a boy. It can be a transgender identity in which a person stands with one foot in the "boy" world and one in the "dyke" world, or simply an adjective for someone who performs “butchness” in a certain way. Butch: Used as an adjective - "I'm butch" or "I'm a butch woman" as opposed to a noun "I am a Butch". The term is used to describe lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. It can be used to describe straight men and women also, though this is less common. It is most commonly used to describe women who take on or embody culturally defined masculine traits. As with anyone who displays “masculine traits, a self-identified butch woman may or may not be sexually aggressive. Closeted: Being “in the closet” means keeping your sexual orientation a secret. Many LBGT people remain in the closet because of fear of rejection, harassment, and anti-gay violence. However, like an actual closet, many LBGT people find that this mental closet is an isolated, stifling place. “Closeted” an adjective describing a LGBTQ person who represents him or herself as heterosexual. A person may be “closeted” to some and “out” to others at the same time.



Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Coming Out: The developmental process in which a person acknowledges, accepts, and appreciates hir sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex identity. Coming out is a lifelong process, starting with coming out to oneself and then to others.

Gender Identity: The gender that a person sees themselves as. This can include identifying as a combination of genders or refusing to label oneself with a gender. Gender identity is often confused with or considered tied to sexual orientation, but this is inaccurate. Gender identity and sexual orientation are exclusive off each other. For example, a woman who identifies with a masculine gender is not necessarily a lesbian.

Down Low: A term used to refer to men who maintain a heterosexual identity and lifestyle in their daily lives, but engage in same-sex intercourse as a secret part of their lives. Drag: The act of dressing in gendered clothing as part of a performance. Drag may be performed as a political comment on gender, as parody, or simply as entertainment. Drag performance does not indicate sexuality, gender identity, or sex identity. Drag Queen: A gay man who performs using exaggerated forms of feminine attire and attitudes, usually for performance or entertainment purposes. Drag King: A lesbian who performs using exaggerated forms of masculine attire and attitudes, usually for performance or entertainment purposes. En femme: A heterosexual man when ze is wearing women’s clothes. En drab: A heterosexual man who likes to wear women’s clothes, when ze is not wearing women’s clothes. Family: Colloquial term used to identify other LGBTIQ community members. For example, an LGBTIQ person saying, “that person is family” often means that the person they are referring to is LGBTIQ as well. Family of choice (chosen family): Persons or group of people an individual sees as significant in his or her life. It may include none, all, or some members of hir family of origin. In addition, it may include individuals such as significant others, domestic partners, friends, and coworkers. Femme: Might be considered the opposite of “butch.” “Femme” is also an adjective – as in, “I’m a femme.” People who are femme usually identify as women and express themselves in ways culturally considered feminine.

Gender-neutral: Nondiscriminatory language usage that can apply equal to people of any gender identity. “Spouse” and “partner” are gender-neutral alternatives to the genderspecific words “husband,” “wife,” “boyfriend” and “girlfriend.” The use of the genderneutral pronouns “ze” (instead of she/he) and “hir” (instead of his/her) are preferred by some as a way to inclusive of all genders in language use. Gender Queer, Gender Benders, Gender Variant, Gender Outlaws, Gender Non-Conformist, etc.: A person who redefines or plays with gender, or who refuses gender altogether. A label for people who bend/break the rules of gender and blur the boundaries. Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS)/Gender Confirmation Surgery/Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS): Surgery to make a person’s outward physical appearance conform more closely with their gender identity. Not all transsexuals feel the need to have surgery; however, the surgery is required in all states in order to change the sex on one’s birth certificate, driver’s license or passport, etc. Such surgery is also often necessary to “pass” in society and avoid daily harassment. Gender Roles: Are the socially constructed and culturally specific norms of behavior and appearance expectations imposed based on biological sex (i.e. femininity and masculinity). Gender-Variant/Gender Non-Conforming: Displaying culturally specific gender traits that are not normatively associated with their biological sex. “Feminine” behavior or appearance in a male is gender-variant as is “masculine” behavior or appearance a female. Heterosexual: A person who is primarily or exclusively emotionally, romantically, sexually, affectionately, and/or relationally attracted to people of the “opposite” sex. Heterosexual Privilege: Benefits derived automatically by being (or being perceived as) heterosexual that are denied to homosexuals, bisexuals, and queers.

FTM: Female to Male Transsexual. Gay/Lesbian: A person who is emotionally, physically, and/or sexually attracted to members of the same sex. Preferred over the term homosexual. “Gay” is usually used to describe males but may be used to describe females as well. “Lesbian” refers to females. Gender: A socially constructed collect of traits, behaviors, and meanings that have been traditionally attributed to biological differences. Gender Expression: Outward behaviors and appearances (e.g. hair, clothing, voice, body language) by which people manifest their gender identity or gender choices.


Homosexual: A person who is primarily or exclusively attracted to people of the same sex. This term is not used much any more as it I seen is associated the pathologizing of nonheterosexuality as a mental disorder. Hormone Replacement Therapy: Taking hormones to enable one’s outward appearance to conform more closely to one’s inner gender identity. Intersex: A naturally occurring condition that affects the reproductive and sexual system. Intersex people are born with sex chromosomes, external genitalia, or internal reproductive systems that are not considered "standard" for either male or female. The existence of intersexuals is evidence of the reality that there are not just two sexes and that our ways of


Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

thinking about sex (trying to force everyone to fit into either the male box or the female box) is socially constructed.

Stonewall: Viewed as the birth of the modern gay/lesbian liberation; the Stonewall Inn was raided by police in June 1969, and, unlike many previous police raids, this time, the drag queens, gays and lesbians and transgender clientele fought back during five days of rioting and rebellion that transformed the self consciousness of the emerging LGBT movement..

LGBTQQIA: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally. MTF: Male to Female Transsexual.

Sex Identity: The sex that a person sees themselves as. This can include refusing to label oneself with a sex.

Outing: Exposing someone’s sexual orientation to others, usually without their permission. Pansexual: A person who is fluid in sexual orientation and/or gender or sex identity.

Straight: Person who is attracted to a gender other than their own, also called “heterosexual.” Commonly thought of as “attraction to the opposite gender,” but since there are not only two genders (see transgender), this definition is inaccurate.

Polyamory: The practice of having multiple open, honest love relationships. Top Surgery: Surgery to reduce the size of one’s breasts and/or to reconstruct one’s chest. Queens: People who identify as men, are attracted to other people who identify as men, and adopt mannerisms culturally considered “feminine.” Queer: Originally a pejorative term for gay people, many LGBTQ people have reclaimed this term as an inclusive and positive way to identify all non-heterosexual and/or non-genderconforming people. Some people still are uncomfortable labeling themselves or using the word “queer,” but many younger LGBT people use “queer” as both a political statement and a reflection of their approach to sexuality and gender. Real Life Test (RLT): The generally required period of time during which a transsexual lives in the “target” gender (the gender the transsexual knows hirself to be) before undergoing surgery. Sex: Refers to a person based on their anatomy (external genitalia, chromosomes, and internal reproductive system). Sex terms are male, female, transsexual, and intersex. Sex can be thought of as biological gender, where social views and experiences of sex are cultural. Sexual Behavior: What a person does in terms of erotic or sexual acts, such as: masturbate, kiss, make out, be sexually inexperienced or same-sex experienced or multiple-sex experienced or other-sex experienced, be monogamous or non-monogamous, be abstinent or sexually active with men, women, etc. Sexuality: The complex range of components which make us sexual beings; includes emotional, physical, and sexual aspects, as well as self-identification (including sexual orientation and gender), behavioral preferences and practices, fantasies, and feelings of affection and emotional affinity.

Transgender (transgendered, trans, or TG): “Transgender” is often used as an umbrella term and refers most broadly to those who transgress societal gender norms. Generally, people who identify as transgender exhibit some behavior or traits that falls outside of traditional gender expectations. Transgender is often used to include people who identify as androgynous, as cross-dressers, as gender-benders or gender queer, and as transsexuals. Some intersex individuals identify as transgender. The boundaries of the term transgender are not rigid and the term is used differently in different contexts (i.e.: medical/psychological, academic, etc.) Transphobia: Fear, hatred, or discomfort with transgender people and with the blurring of gender boundaries manifested through violence, harassment and various forms of discrimination and invisibility. Transsexual: A person whose gender identity differs from what is culturally associated with their biological sex at birth. Some, but not all, transsexuals wish to change their bodies to be congruent with their gender identity through sex reassignment surgery. Many transsexual people refer to themselves as transgendered. Two-Spirited: An umbrella term for third-gender people used among Native American and Canadian First Nations tribes. It usually implies a masculine spirit and a feminine spirit living in the same body. It is also used more generally by LGBT and intersex Native Americans to describe themselves. Two-Spirited people traditionally had distinct gender and social roles in their tribes. Some are counselors while others are medicine persons or spiritual functionaries. They study skills including story telling, theater, magic, hypnotism, healing, herbal medicine, ventriloquism, singing, music and dance.

Sexual Orientation: An enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, affectional, and relational attraction to another person. Can involve fantasy, behavior, and self-identification; a person’s general makeup or alignment in terms of partner attraction. Sexual orientation is fluid and may range from or encompass identifications including, but not limited to same-sex orientations, male-female orientations, or a bisexual orientations. Sexual Preference: What a person likes or prefers to do sexually; a conscious recognition or choice not to be confused with the sexual orientation one identifies with.



Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010


Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

The Matthias Church

Have you heard many things about Budapest and Hungary? Are you curious what the Hungarian capital is like? Budapest is often called the Paris of the East. Budapest is unique; it has its own distinctive character and attractions. The capital of Hungary, in 1873 the two towns across the River Danube, Buda and Pest were united into one big city, receiving the name Budapest with nearly 2 million citizens and now is far the largest city in the country. Citizens are proud of what this ancient capital has to offer, and proud of their contributions to European culture, especially in the field of music, a universal language one doesn't need to speak to appreciate. The Royal Palace

One of the most beautiful Gothic churches in all Hungary stands next to the Holy Trinity Column commemorating the plague of 1709 in Szentháromság Square in Buda. This was the coronation church of Hungarian kings since King Matthias. The records of 1247 first mention this church as the main church of Buda Castle.

The spectacular Royal Palace Budapest sits high atop Castle Hill, where it towers almost 150 feet above the city and overlooks the Danube and the Pest side of the river. The palace in Budapest is also known as Buda Castle, and is a top Hungarian attraction for many reasons. The site is clearly historically significant, with centuries of history bottled up in its walls. It is also architecturally interesting, a composite of many styles. Furthermore, the palace is not simply to be looked at. There are additional points of interest inside the Budapest History Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the principal library of Hungary, the Széchenyi Library are housed. The Hungarian National Gallery comprises the permanent collection of medieval, Renaissance, baroque and later Hungarian masterpieces. The Palace can be reached from the Danube embankment by the Castle District’s own special funicular railway, the “Sikló”. The two coaches and both stations have been restored to their original nineteenth century condition. To top it all off, the view from the Hungarian Palace is truly splendid.


The originally French building in early Gothic style has been consistently enlarged and rebuilt over the centuries. In 1526, when the Turks conquered Buda, the church was transformed into a mosque. After the reconquest of the city (1686) the church belonged to the Franciscans and later to the Jesuits. Between the years 1874 and 1896, Frigyes Schulek completely reconstructed the Church of Our Lady in the neo-Gothic style. It came to be called the Matthias Church (in Hungarian: Mátyás Templom) in honour of King Matthias, Hungary’s illustrious monarch, who held both his marriage ceremonies here. Its appearance today results largely from nineteenth century reconstruction and its excellent acoustics make it a favourite venue for organ recitals and orchestral concerts. The Fishermen’s Bastion


Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

Love Goes Beyond Tradition / Budapest 2010

If you walk up to the Castle District in the evening from the Danube embankment, the illuminated, snow-white towers of the Fishermen’s Bastion (in Hungarian: Halászbástya) rise up ahead, like so many sugar-loaves. You are more likely to associate the sight with fairy tales than with soldiers, although it is the latter who are the rightful users of a bastion.

The Habsburgs handed it over to the City Council at the end of the 19th century. Parts of it were symbolically destroyed. The Citadel has served several purposes since then, and since the 1960-ies the fortress is a tourist attraction. The Continent’s First Underground Railway`

The Fishermen’s Bastion has never served as a defense; it was built in 1905 purely as a lookout terrace and to augment the cityscape. It follows the line of the old city walls and is near the site of a former fish market. And what is the connection with fishermen? Back in the mists of time it was the Fishermen’s Guild who was responsible for defending this section of the castle ramparts. The Gellért Hill

When Budapest’s first underground railway opened for service in 1896 it was the first of its kind on the Continent, and only the second after London. It conveyed passengers just below street level from the City Centre to the City Park in around ten minutes. The twenty-foot wide tunnel is supported by riveted iron pillars, and the restored stations with their wooden ticket kiosks and ceramic tiled walls faithfully recall the atmosphere of a century ago. The first set of coaches lasted in service for eighty years, and an example of one is preserved in the Underground Museum. After Budapest’s second Underground line was built, a deep-tunnel construction called the Metró, the original one affectionately became known as the “Little Underground”. Heroes’ Square

Gellert Hill is a 140-m high dolomite rock rising above the Danube in Buda. According to the legend witches visited the hill every night and were riding on the back of a human being. Gellert Hill received its name after bishop Gellért who came to Hungary from Italy around 1000 AD. St. Stephen King invited him to help converting the Hungarians into Christianity. Some resisting pagans rolled him down the hill in a barrel into the Danube. A large statue holding a cross in his right hand commemorates the bishop on the northeastern slope of the hill, facing Elizabeth Bridge (in Hungarian: Erzsébet híd). The Gellert Hill is also important in hidro-ecological point of view. Part of the drinking water supply of Budapest is stored in an inner reservoir within the hill. The spectacular fireworks on our national holiday, 20th August are launched from the hill. The Habsburgs realized the strategic importance of Gellert Hill: they built this fortress on top of the hill after they suppressed the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence. Gun shafts aim at the Danube and the Buda Hills.

Andrássy út terminates opposite one of the best known groups of statues in Hungary, the Millenary Monument at Heroes’ Square. Construction began in 1896, and the centerpiece is a 118-foot Corinthian column supporting a 16-foot statue of the archangel Gabriel. In his right hand he is holding the holy Hungarian crown, and in his left the double Apostolic cross – just as he is supposed to have appeared in a dream to Hungary’s first king. The statue won the Grand Prix at the 1900 Paris World Exhibition. Around its base are equestrian statues of the seven chiefs of the conquering Magyar tribes, and within the arched colonnades to the sides stand bronze figures representing the most illustrious rulers of Hungarian History.

The purpose of the Citadel was to remind the rebellious Hungarians who ruled the country. The citadel was the most despised establishment in Budapest back then and Hungarians called it the Budapest Bastille.



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USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES IN HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS: yes = igen no/not = nem Good morning! = Jó reggelt (kívánok)! Good day! = Jó napot (kívánok)! Good evening! = Jó estét (kívánok)! Good night! = Jó éjszakát! Good bye! = Viszlát!/Viszontlátásra! Hi! (for one man) = Szia! Hi! (for more than one person) = Sziasztok! I understand = értem I don't understand = nem értem please = kérek/kérem Thanks! = Kösz/köszi! Thank you! = Köszönöm! Thank you very much! = Köszönöm szépen! Don't mention it!/My pleasure (as a reply for "Thank you") = Szívesen. Excuse me! = Elnézést (kérek)! I'm sorry! / I beg your pardon! = Bocsánat / Bocsánatot kérek! Could you help me, please? = Tudna segíteni? How much is it? = Mennyibe kerül? I love you = Szeretlek help = segítség where? = hol? which way/in which direction? = merre? when? = mikor? how? = hogyan? now = most later = késıbb urgent = sürgıs day = nap week = hét [derived from "seven" (days)] month = hónap morning (early) = reggel morning (before noon) = délelıtt noon = dél afternoon = délután evening = este night = éjszaka today = ma tomorrow = holnap the day after tomorrow = holnapután yesterday = tegnap


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the day before yesterday = tegnapelıtt to eat = enni to drink = inni to sleep = aludni square = tér street = utca road = út NUMBERS: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 1000 2000

nulla egy kettı (két) három négy öt hat hét nyolc kilenc tíz húsz harminc negyven ötven hatvan hetven nyolcvan kilencven száz ezer kétezer

PRONOUNS: the = a/az a = egy



for me





it (this) it (that)



with me


for you


with you


for him/her


with him/her



for it (this)


with it (this)



for it (that)


with it (that)


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for us




for you

nektek/önöknek with you




they for them ık ("te" = informal, "ön" = formal)

with us with them

DAYS OF THE WEEK: Monday = hétfı Tuesday = kedd Wednesday = szerda Thursday = csütörtök Friday = péntek Saturday = szombat Sunday = vasárnap TRANSPORT, TRAVELING: open = nyitva closed = zárva bus = (autó)busz ship = hajó tram = villamos train = vonat When does it leave? = Mikor indul? When does it arrive? = Mikor érkezik? Give me a ticket to ..., please. = Kérek egy jegyet! Give me a seat reservation to ..., please. = Kérek egy helyjegyet! (railway or coach) station = állomás railway station (bigger) = pályaudvar harbour = kikötı airport = repülıtér ticket office = pénztár Where can I buy tickets? = Hol lehet jegyet váltani? ticket = jegy slow train = személyvonat even slower train (post train) = postavonat faster train = sebesvonat express train = gyorsvonat first-class = elsı osztály second-class = másodosztály porter = hordár luggage = csomag left-luggage = csomagmegırzı lost&found = talált tárgyak (osztálya) washroom, toilette = WC

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Maverick Hostel Budapest Address: 1051 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 2. Phone: +36 1 2673166 For further infos, like photos, etc, check the website of the hostel!

How can you get to the hostel when you arrive? From the railway stations Keleti pályaudvar Take bus 7 to Ferenciek tere or the red metro to Deák tér and change to the blue metro to Ferenciek tere Nyugati pályaudvar Take the blue metro to Ferenciek tere Déli pályaudvar Take the red metro to Deák tér, than change to the blue metro to Ferenciek tere From the airport Terminal 1 You can take a regular train to Nyugati, and than the blue metro to Ferenciek tere. Or you can take bus 200E to Kıbánya Kispest Metro Station, than take the blue metro to Ferenciek tere Terminal 2 Take bus 200E to Kıbánya Kispest Metro Station, than take the blue metro to Ferenciek tere Taxi You can also take a taxi. The rates are fix from the airport to the centre - it will cost you about 4500 HUF. Taxis can be found in front of the airport. Airport pick up is also available. When you arrive to Ferenciek tere look for the statue and the church. From the church start walking towards the bridge and the entrance of our building will be behind the bus stop, just next to the flower shop.

How can you get to the hostel from Budapest during the event? Public transport The following vehicles stop close to the hostel:



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Buses 7, 78, 8, 112, 15, 5, several night buses Metro 2 (blue line) Tram 2 We advice you buying single tickets for public transport. You can buy them at metro stations and at some kiosks before 20:00 for 320 HUF. You can also buy a ticket on the airport bus (200E) from the bus driver for 400 HUF. Be careful, every time you change, you have to use another ticket! When you arrive at the hostel, we provide you a weekly ticket for public transportation. For more information about Budapest's public transportation:

Public phone numbers Telephone numbers for the Hungarian public emergency services are as follows. These numbers may be dialed from any pay-phone, without a coin or card. Ambulance: Police Fire

104 107 105

Medical Services Pharmacies near the main CEU complex:

Nador u. 24 Phone: (+36-1) 312 6443 Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Twenty-four-hour pharmacies in Budapest:

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Szent Margit Gyogyszertar, II. District, Frankel Leo ut 22, Phone: 212-4406 Obuda Gyogyszertar, III. District, Vorosvari ut 86, Phone: 368-6142 Aranyhorgony Gyogyszertar, IV. District, Pozsonyi ut 19, Phone: 379-3008 Terez Gyogyszertar, VI. District, Terez krt. 41, Phone: 311-4439 Elefant Gyogyszertar, X. District, Pongrac ut 19, Phone: 431-9940 Fehervar Gyogyszertar, XI. District, Fehervari ut 12, Phone: 466-5891 Deli Gyogyszertar, XII. District, Alkotas ut 1/b, Phone: 355-4691 Maria Gyogyszertar, XIII. District, Beke ter 11, Phone: 320-8006


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