Emergence of the Hungarian Homosexual Movement in Late Refrigerator Socialism

Takács, Judit and Kurimay, Anita (2017) Emergence of the Hungarian Homosexual Movement in Late Refrigerator Socialism. Sexualities, 20 (5-6). pp. 585-603.


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Based on archive research and interviews with activists who were affiliated with the early homosexual subculture in Budapest, this article traces the transformation of a secretive and socially invisible subculture (that was based mainly on sexual exchange between men) to the establishment of the first formal homosexual organization and the emerging homosexual movement at the end of the 1980s. The article illustrates how the emergence of HIV/AIDS worked as a catalyst in transforming the Hungarian gay subculture into a more organized homosexual movement. Rather than state-socialism being in crisis, it was a crisis of public health and perceived danger to the members of the community that instigated the creation of the first formal homosexual organization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HN Social history and conditions. / társadalomtörténet
Depositing User: Dr J Takacs
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2017 16:50
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017 16:50

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