Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 01/28/2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How are Nazi Germany’s LGBT+ victims commemorated across Europe?

Today (27 January) marks the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, an occasion to commemorate the victims — especially European Jews, the main targets of Nazi oppression — who were persecuted and murdered…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2022

Hearing on Polish judges could deepen standoff with Europe

A top Polish court adjourned on Wednesday a sitting on whether a continent-wide human rights court had the power to question local judges' legitimacy in a case that could deepen the nationalist…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Polish House passes bill echoing Russian “gay propaganda” law

WARSZAWA – A measure that would give school administrators and superintendents the power to remove books, lessons, and ban student participation in events or clubs that are LGBTQ+ affirming passed the lower…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Polish lawmakers pass disputed bill increasing govt control of schools

WARSAW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a bill by the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party which will step up government control of schools…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2021

The Worrying Regression Of LGBT Rights In Eastern Europe

From physical attacks to online abuse and legislative setbacks, the LBGT community in Central and Eastern Europe had little to cheer about in 2021. Populist governments in Poland, Hungary, and elsewhere were able…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2021

Thousands urge Polish MP to kill horrific LGBT+ ‘promotion’ bill that would ban Pride

The bill has been pushed by the conservative Life and Family Foundation, which recently lobbied successfully for a restriction on abortion rights. It was introduced as a citizen’s legislative initiative, which can…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“Depression rising among LGBT people in conservative-ruled Poland, survey finds “

WARSAW, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The number of Polish LGBT people with depression rose by more than half between 2017 and 2020, according to a new study, amid what campaigners say is…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

France backs Poland over Belarus but warns EU row not over

PARIS/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - France assured Poland on Wednesday of European Union support in its stand-off with Belarus, but reminded Warsaw it needed to resolve a row with the bloc over…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2021

Poland: Trio back in court over posters showing Virgin Mary with LGBT halo

Three activists cleared in Poland earlier this year over posters depicting the Virgin Mary with an LGBT halo are back in court today. They were acquitted of "offending religious beliefs" in March,…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2021

Gay Polish politician asks SF supervisors to reinstate Lech Walesa street name

A gay Polish politician is asking the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to reverse a street name change made seven years ago that saw a gay icon replace a former Polish president. On…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2021

Watch: Activists in Poland are fighting back against so-called ‘LGBT-free zones’

So-called 'LGBT-free' zones have made Poland the laughing stock of Europe. But it's no joke for LGBTQ+ people who face physical attack and verbal abuse - even from their own president. Activists…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2021

Polish parliament debates anti-LGBT legislative proposal

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers held an emotional debate Thursday on proposed legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other public gatherings deemed to “promote” same-sex relationships. The…

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