The new legislation which allows the LGBTQ community to be banned in Hungary is an abomination and is working against both integrity and humanity. It is a big risk and danger for the rest of the world. If such a legislation can happen in Hungary, some other politicians might be trying to achieve the same result in their country. This is one of the many reason to reach out to all the business leaders in our global community and to ask them to act now.
As you may know, diversity and inclusivity are oftentimes used as a flagship to enhance the reputation of organizations. Especially the financial sector tends to embrace pride month and the gay pride to show how well they represent the people in society. Also, research shows that diverse teams offer great ideas and perform better, which leads to a competitive advantage in the market.
Now, it is time for the leaders in the business world to show up, make a sincere statement and declare: Hungary, this is not going to happen on our watch! It is time for leaders to be decisive, not because of some business advantage, but because of humanity. People protesting in the streets – especially if done so in different countries and politicians working against this severe sign of inhumanity – especially if done so by leaders of the European Union such as Helena Dalli, is just one part of the solution. The other part is having business leaders take action now.
Hear what Dina-Perla Portnaar has to say. She is not a member of the LGBTQ-community, but she sure does recognize what is going on in terms of human rights and she will not be kept quiet.