Poland

LGBT Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Hungary and Poland say no to LGBTIQ

"A Europe that protects" is Austria's motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn't agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on Thursday torpedoed a joint statement by…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Is Poland About to Issue a Russian-style ‘gay propaganda’ Ban?

Polish president Andrzej Duda has said he would consider issuing a Russian-style “gay propaganda” law that would ban LGBTQ media, literature, and gatherings like Pride. The authoritarian leader told a reporter, “I think that…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Polish Students Defy Ban on LGBTI Events, Turn up to School in Rainbows

Students still went ahead with celebrating Rainbow Friday despite the government's warnings. Last week the government banned the annual Rainbow Friday event. Rainbow Friday is a day dedicated to raising awareness about…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2018

Poland’s First Openly Gay Politician Says Progressives can Win

Poland’s first openly gay politician has said “progressives” can win in the country, as the ruling Law and Justice party suffered setbacks in local elections at the weekend. “I don’t believe that Poland is…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Polish Police Use Tear Gas to Protect Gay Rights March

Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon Saturday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Openly Gay Polish Mayor Launches ‘pro-democracy’ Movement

An openly gay Polish mayor launched what he termed a “pro-democratic” political movement on Tuesday aimed at challenging the EU country’s governing right-wing party accused by critics and the EU of passing…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2018

Shocking Video Shows Homophobes Destroying LGBTI Stand at Street Fair in Poland

Five people attacked and destroyed an LGBTI pride display at a street fair in a small city in Poland. Organizers from local LGBT group Lambda Szczecin organized the fair alongside fellow rights groups,…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Minister in Poland Calls LGBTI March a ‘parade of sodomites’

Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term “sodomites” to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic,…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

‘I Still Have Flashbacks’: the ‘Global Epidemic’ of LGBTI Conversion Therapy

“To get your seeds back from the giant in the clouds,” he says wryly. “They tried to make it fun with sports and activities.” One activity involved each of the 80 men…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

Top Polish Court Rules Against Man Who Refused to print LGBT Posters

The court on Thursday dismissed an appeal lodged by the country’s prosecutor-general and upheld the ruling of a lower court in the case, PAP said. The printer, who was identified only as…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2018

Gay Pride Parade Turnout Defies Conservative Times in Poland

The capitals of Poland and Romania hosted festive gay pride parades that attracted thousands of people Saturday, as emboldened participants vowed to keep pushing for the eventual freedom to marry the person…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Unbreakable’ LGBT Rainbow Installation Unveiled in Warsaw After Far-Right Attacks

Gay rights groups in Poland have unveiled a new and “unbreakable” rainbow installation in Warsaw to replace the original one that suffered repeated attacks from far-Right groups. The new rainbow, which lights…

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