Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

Polish top court upholds annulment of anti-LGBT resolutions

Poland’s highest administrative court has ruled that resolutions adopted by local authorities declaring themselves free from “LGBT ideology” were rightly annulled by lower courts. In the first such legally binding rulings, it…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Polish court rules that four “LGBT-free zones” must be abolished.

A top Polish appeals court ruled on Tuesday that so-called "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped in four municipalities, a verdict welcomed by activists as a victory for human rights and democracy. Numerous…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2022

With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

Ukraine’s largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration. Due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv took…

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Suspended Gay Priest Krzysztof Charamsa Wants LGBT Catholics to Get Angry

Alturi catches up with former Vatican official Krzysztof Charamsa, who, since coming out and being promptly fired in 2015, has been quietly stirring up the Catholic Church’s next ideological evolution in his…

ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

How LGBTQI+ to LGBTQI+ support is helping Ukrainian refugees find safety in the EU

In just over three months since Russia began its full-scale invasion, nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine as refugees. The vast majority are Ukrainian women and children who have been received in…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

We have the power’: Poles march for LGBTQ+ rights in Gdansk.

Thousands of Poles marched to demand an end to homophobia on Saturday, as the northern port city of Gdansk hosted its seventh annual Equality March under the slogan "We have the power".…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Polish Court Rejects Case Against ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Activist.

A court in the Polish city of Rzeszów has thrown out a case against Bartosz Staszewski, an LGBT rights activist who was being sued by the Niebylec commune for defamation. Niebylec, a…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

EU proposes law to curb lawsuits meant to silence journalists, rights advocates

BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) - The European Union executive proposed on Wednesday laws to curb excessive litigation aimed at silencing critical journalists and rights advocates by governments and businesses, a form of…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2022

What does Europe’s right want?

The last time we had met, Ronald Reagan’s deregulation tsar Chris DeMuth reminded the audience, it was “the last week of normal life in Europe to date”. In February 2020, the National…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

Look Inside Lambda Warszawa, the Organization Helping LGBTQ Ukrainian Refugees.

A deeply Catholic country, Poland has long been a fraught place for LGBTQ people. But in 2015, when President Andrzej Duda was elected, anti-LGBTQ sentiments increased amid hate campaigns that made queer…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2022

The library sheltering queer refugees fleeing Ukraine

This is not the story I planned to write. Initially, it was about Biblioteka Azyl, the queer library Filip Kijowski founded at Lublin’s Galeria Labirynt in 2020 with curator Waldemar Tatarczuk. Kijowski…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2022

LGBTQ Ukrainians, fearing Russian attacks at home and discrimination in shelters, face an uncertain future

When a friend called Andrii Zarytskyi at 5 a.m., his voice shaking, to say the first bombs had dropped on their city of Mykolaiv, Mr. Zarytskyi didn’t believe him: The 32-year-old never thought…

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