MTV: Europe Music Honors to counter Hungary's anti-gay regulations

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  • Spain: Police probe suspected hate crime targeting gay man
  • MTV: Europe Music Honors to counter Hungary's anti-gay regulations
  • Spain: Police probe suspected hate crime targeting gay man

    Authorities in northwestern Spain are asking for time to completely examine the death of a 24-year-old male that stimulated prevalent condemnation after buddies of the target asserted he was targeted as well as beaten to fatality for being gay

    MADRID-- Authorities in northwestern Spain are asking for time to completely investigate the death of a 24-year-old male that triggered widespread stricture after buddies of the sufferer asserted he was targeted and beaten to fatality for being gay.

    LGBTQ protestors have actually called for objections in dozens of cities across Spain later Monday and participants of Spain's left-wing Cupboard have condemned the fatality of Samuel Luiz in the very early hrs of Saturday as a hate criminal activity.

    Cops are examining monitoring video cameras and also questioning over a loads suspects and witnesses who were outside a nightclub in the city of A Coru\u00f1a at the time the crime happened, the government's delegate in the northwestern Galicia region claimed Monday.

    Luiz's good friends told Spain's El Mundo newspaper that the suspects began attacking Luiz, who got on a video clip call with a close friend at the time, because they thought he was attempting to tape them. The enemies utilized a disparaging word for homosexuals, according to the pals' version of the events.

    \" We go to the beginning, just the investigation will inform us if whether it was a homophobic criminal activity or otherwise,\" the delegate, Jos\u00e9 Minones, informed press reporters. He required \"prudence\" in showing the occasions.

    The fatality comes in the middle of a spike in attacks on LGBTQ individuals. Lobbyist groups declare that main statistics just catch a fraction of the problem since numerous cases are not reported.

    Social Rights Priest Ione Belarra was criticized by several on social media for being too fast in condemning Luiz's fatality as a \"hate criminal activity\" when she sent out a tweet on Sunday with her acknowledgements to the sufferer's relatives as well as buddies.

    \" We desire a nation devoid of physical violence where everyone feels free to be who they are,\" Belarra tweeted.

    MTV: Europe Music Honors to counter Hungary's anti-gay regulations

    LOS ANGELES-- The MTV Europe Songs Honors will certainly be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, declaring and protecting the area despite the nation's recent passage of regulation extensively condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

    The ceremony is a chance to make a stand for gay and also trans civil rights worldwide in the central European nation that has actually moved to stop them, said Chris McCarthy, head of state and chief executive officer of MTV Home Entertainment Team Worldwide.

    \" We're expecting utilizing the occasion to magnify our voices as well as stand in uniformity with our LGBTQ brother or sisters,\" McCarthy stated in a meeting with The Associated Press.

    \" We've made it extremely clear as well as we have initially ... we do not permit editorial input as it associates with the artists\" and also the web content we create, he said. \"That's always a problem despite whatever country we enter into.\"

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's traditional ruling event introduced the action that on its face was targeted at fighting pedophilia. Amendments prohibit the depiction of any type of alignment besides heterosexual, together with sex modification details in institution sex education programs, or in movies as well as promotions targeted at any individual under 18.

    Civils rights teams strongly denounced the step passed in June, stating it mistakenly links gays with pedophilia and is meant as a a tool that can be made use of to stigmatize and pester residents because of their sexual preference as well as gender identification. A majority of European Union leaders stated it violates the EU's worths and that discrimination must not be endured in the 27-nation bloc.

    In 2020, Hungarian legislators accepted legislation banning the legal acknowledgment of transgender residents.

    MTV, that made a deal 2 years ago to hold the program in the nation's capital, Budapest, prepared to provide an extensive memorandum to staffers in evident expectancy of possible criticism of its choice.

    \" This may surprise any person who recognizes that in June of this year, Hungary passed anti-LGBTQ regulations prohibiting television web content including gay people during the day and in primetime,\" enabling it only to run overnight, McCarthy said in the memo.

    McCarthy said his instant and also individual reaction to the regulation, as a gay guy, was to move the event to one more nation. But after getting in touch with within MTV and also with LGBTQ supporters worldwide, including in Hungary, the decision \"was really clear to us.\"

    \" Instead, we ought to move forward, using the show as a possibility to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ area in Hungary and also all over the world as we continue to fight for equal rights for all,\" he stated in the memo.

    MTV's pre-emptive outreach comes in the middle of reaction by some Netflix staffers to the streaming solution's handling of a Dave Chappelle stand-up unique, \"The Closer,\" which includes negative remarks regarding trans people. Netflix has actually decreased to remove the program.

    As a gay young person in a Pennsylvania steel mill town in the 1990s, McCarthy stated he really felt separated and alone up until he saw LGBTQ characters on television, consisting of Pedro Zamora on MTV's \"The Real World.\"

    \" I began to assume, 'this could be OK,'\" he informed the AP, as well as said it's worrying to imagine a young adult robbed of the same opportunity as a result of Hungary's television restrictions.

    The Europe Songs Honors, called the EMAs for brief, will honor young LGBTQ protestors with MTV's Generation Modification Honor, to be given in partnership with the lobbyist group All Out to enhance its worldwide advocate equality, McCarthy claimed.

    Waging the EMAs in Hungary is \"absolutely the right choice,\" given the nation's \"concerted attack\" on LGBTQ legal rights and scapegoating of minorities, said Matt Beard, executive supervisor of All Out.

    Such exposure \"offers gas to LGBT-plus neighborhoods living in Hungary an extremely valuable sense of international solidarity that comes from a huge worldwide media occasion like the EMAs,\" Beard stated.

    In a September meeting with the AP, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto stated the new regulation is planned to secure children from pedophiles as well as \"homosexual publicity.\" An EU choice to delay billions in financial recovery funds earmarked for his country totaled up to \"blackmail,\" he stated.

    The MTV EMAs were released in 1994 with an event in Berlin hosted by Tom Jones. The awards have actually since hopscotched amongst countries, including France, England, Sweden, Spain, Italy and also the Netherlands.

    The host, candidates, and also performers for this year's event have yet to be revealed. The 2020 event was held virtually due to the pandemic.