With launching Kaleidoscope International Diversity Trust an organization was formed, which wants to battle against the homophobia worldwide, for acknowledgement of LGBT people’s fundamental human rights. In connection with this worthy to examine whether it has any kind of global significance the homophobe phenomena which can be experienced in Middle and East European countries. That’s beyond doubt, there are areas on the other parts of the world where much more serious infringements can be found (in many countries of Africa and Asia), however it is true that this area has big significance in some global aspects.
- Several countries in Central and Eastern Europe are already members of the EU, and it is expected that more countries will join to EU in the next few years due to security, economic and political reasons. Consequently, the homophobic phenomena can be observed in the population of these countries, among the leaders of their social groups, political parties and churches have implication for the whole EU. First, these phenomena discredit the anti-homophobia manifestations and demanding the basic human rights of EU's official leaders and representatives (the Commission and other EU organizations). Furthermore, discredit EU member states’ leaders during their international actions for respecting basic human rights, while the non-EU national leaders comprehensible may say to them, make first order within own federation, and that EU citizens are not homogeneous either concerning the fundamental rights of LGBT people.
- The significance of central and eastern European countries is also eminent in respect to those conservative churches which provide a worldwide ideological background for homophobic phenomena. The Slavic and Greek Orthodox churches built their base almost completely to this region. Although they have less significance in other regions of the world, but indirectly they play an important role in the forming of ideological mainstreams of Christianity, if only to because in these countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece), and among few minorities in surrounding states a total of more than 200 million people belong to these churches. The number of Roman Catholics is also high in these countries. In Poland, the Baltic states, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and among the minorities of neighbouring countries there are at almost 100 million people. The number of Protestant churches’ believers in the region is lower, but they represent also a highly conservative lines within their own denomination. The homophobic attitudes of the people living in this region have a significant impact on World Christian Church for several reasons. One of them was the former very impressive, Polish-born Pope, who – as a native of this region – socialized in an intolerant, homophobic environment, surrounded himself with such people in the Vatican, and he was the superior, spiritual and intellectual leader to the current pope for many years. Due to the large crowd representing especially conservative Orthodox Christianity the conservative believers are stronger within the region's Catholic and Protestant denominations as well. They provide a serious point of reference and appropriate, intellectual and political support for believers belonging to the conservative trends within Catholic and Protestant churches also in other parts of the World. The process so far forcing itself as the leaders of the Central and Eastern European conservative churches who have usually limited financial and political potential, receive existential and political support from similar-minded influential Western European and North American counterparts who have stronger political and economic conditions.