Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


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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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

How will the LGBT issue influence the Polish election?

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issue has been one of the main sources of political controversy in Poland over the summer months, and is potentially one of the most important…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

Poland’s Populist Government Has Declared War on the LGBTQ Community

There were drag queens and rainbow flags, dancing and chants of “Love everyone.” But the first ever Pride March in the Polish city of Bialystok last month wound up being more of…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

All Out: The campaign against homophobia in Poland

A global LGBT+ rights group, All Out, has launched a campaign in Poland in response to the recent wave of attacks against the country’s LGBT+ community. Mathias Wasik, the director of programmes…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2019

Poland’s Kaczynski condemns gay pride marches as election nears

Poland must resist the "travelling theatre" of gay pride marches, the leader of its conservative ruling party said on Sunday, as the staunchly Roman Catholic country gears up for a parliamentary election…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

Poland holds new pride parade after one marred by violence

LGBT activists held a central Polish city’s first pride parade without incident Saturday amid a deep divide in the country over gay and lesbian rights. The parade in Plock, about 100 kilometers…

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