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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

These photos highlight the human hurt over Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

An activist has released pictures of gay people in front of Polish municipalities that declared themselves LGBT-free. Bart Staszewski said he wanted to show the real people affected by the crackdown on…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Poland opposition parties hit back at escalating homophobia by appointing gay candidate for presidential election

The strongly conservative Catholic country has seen a huge surge in homophobia after the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) based its winning 2019 parliamentary election campaign on a platform of LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2019

The Demagogue’s Cocktail of Victimhood and Strength

For the European demagogue, victimhood and strength go hand in hand. In the agitators’ worldview, a host of powerful forces—domestic and foreign—are targeting their people, their nation, and their values; and only…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2019

European Assembly Blasts Polish ‘Anti-LGBT’ Zones

The European Parliament on Wednesday blasted Poland for creating zones "free from any LGBTI ideology" and suggested closer attention should be paid as a result to EU grants destined for Warsaw. Brussels…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

Anti-LGBT rhetoric stokes tensions in eastern Europe

In a recent survey, Poles were asked to identify what they felt to be the biggest threats facing them in the 21st century, choosing from options such as the climate crisis, renewed…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2019

Polish Parliament Should Scrap Bill Against Sex Education

Threatening sex educators with jail may seem extreme – but it seems Poland’s ruling Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) party is willing to go there to cement power by generating fear and misinformation.…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Election results give hope to opposition in Poland and Hungary

A narrower-than-expected win for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and a serious setback for Hungary’s governing Fidesz show eastern Europe’s illiberal nationalist parties are not entirely invincible, analysts and commentators…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

The Horrifying Campaign Against LGBTQ People in Poland—and How the U.S. Has Made It Worse

In a poll conducted last month in the lead-up to this Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Poland, Poles under 40 were asked to name what they considered the greatest threat to their country.…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2019

Poland’s drift to right divides young male and female voters

Out on the campaign trail before Poland’s parliamentary elections, Jolanta Banach, a leftwing candidate, has noticed a recurring pattern. “There’s a young couple out for a walk with a pushchair, and I…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2019

Poland’s election features a confident right-wing ruling party despite abortion, LGBT debates

Poles will cast their ballots in the national parliamentary election next Sunday, and the world is watching to see if they will deliver another decisive victory for the populist, right-wing Law and…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2019

Police fire tear gas and arrest dozens of far-right protesters attempting to disrupt LGBT+ march

Riot police have tear gassed and arrested dozens of far-right protesters after hundreds tried and failed to disrupt an LGBT+ parade in Poland. Nearly 30 people have been detained so far after…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

How LGBT rights became a key battleground in Poland’s election

Picking a vulnerable group of people, demonising them and convincing your voters that you will protect them from the threat the group allegedly poses has long been a proven strategy for electoral…

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