“I hate these transgender people” – statements like this one by President Milos Zeman have come under fire. The 76-year-old is now accused by the LGBTQ community of spreading hatred.
Czech President Milos Zeman has sparked outrage with negative comments about trans people. Zeman criticized gender reassignment surgery and an LGB planned for early AugustT festival Sharp in Prague in an interview with CNN Prima News.
Representative of the LGBT community (the acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans) accused Zeman of hating. Statements like this would adversely affect the mental health of LGBT-people impact.
“Crime of self-mutilation”
Anyone having a gender reassignment operation committed “the crime of self-mutilation,” said Zeman in the interview. “Every medical intervention is a risk – and I really hate these transgender people from the bottom of my heart,” said the 76-year-old. Transgender means that one’s own gender does not match one’s physical characteristics.
A parliamentary election will take place in the beginning of October in the Czech Republic. Zeman announced that he would personally vote for the populist ANO (Czech for “yes”) of Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Current polls predict a head-to-head race with the liberal pirate party, which, among other things, advocates the free choice of gender identity.
About the LGBT festival “Prague Pride”, which will take place from August 2nd to 8th this year, said Zeman: “If I were a little younger, I would organize a huge demonstration of heterosexuals in Prague (…) to show everyone how pointless that is. “
Zeman also showed understanding for the Hungarian homosexual law, which EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen described as a “disgrace”.