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Czech President Labels Transgender People as ‘Disgusting’

  • Zeman backs Hungarian leader in spat with EU over LGBTQ rights
  • EU should accept that there’s no unity in values, Orban says
Milos Zeman
Milos ZemanPhotographer: Atilla Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images
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Czech President Milos Zeman denounced the transgender community as “utterly disgusting,” underscoring an increase in vitriolic sentiment toward sexual minorities by political leaders in the European Union’s eastern wing.

Zeman, whose role is largely ceremonial and without executive powers, criticized feminist activists, the Me Too movement and Pride Month events as he sought to defend Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in his conflict with the EU over LGBTQ rights.