Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

LGBT activists welcome rainbow light show in Poland, say more action needed

LGBT rights have been a flashpoint in Poland over the last two years, with politicians tied to the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party and senior members of the Catholic Church…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Poles apart: the Polish activists in Scotland fighting for equality back home

Remigiusz Jabłecki had never organised a protest before. During the four years he had lived in Scotland he had never felt much need to become involved in politics. Back in Poland something…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

EU launches LGBT protection strategy as homophobia rises in east

The European Union's executive Commission launched its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBT people on Thursday, a challenge to right-wing governments in Poland and Hungary that have become increasingly homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2020

Poland to consider outright ban on LGBT+ Pride after bill backed by more than 200,000 homophobes

Poland’s ugly war against LGBT+ people continues with a horrifying new bill that would ban Pride parades throughout the country. The proposed law, entitled “Stop LGBT”, was submitted to parliament on Monday…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2020

Clashes at Poland’s Independence Day far-right march

Polish police used tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with far-right supporters Wednesday during an annual Independence Day march attended by thousands in Warsaw that went ahead despite a ban on…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2020

Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’ energize some activists, prompt others to leave

When he took up a yearlong writing residency in Berlin earlier this year, novelist Jacek Dehnel judged the chances he’d return to Poland afterward as 50-50. His home country already did not…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2020

Trump-linked groups spending millions campaigning against LGBT and women’s rights in Europe

Right-wing US groups, some with links to Donald Trump, are spending millions of pounds campaigning against LGBT and women's rights in Europe, it has been revealed An investigation by the website OpenDemocracy…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2020

Where homosexuality is still illegal, Pope Francis has thrown a lifeline to L.G.B.T. Catholics

Janine Scott-dos Santos said she hesitated and prayed about the possibility of legalizing her relationship with her long-time partner. South Africa, where Ms. Scott-dos Santos lives with her partner and their 8-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

The impact of the anti LGBTQ+movement in Poland on Irish trans masculine people’s healthcare

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I firmly believe that an attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us. I believe that until we are all truly…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

New Polish minister for education and science thinks LGBT+ people ‘aren’t equal to normal people’

On Wednesday, Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented his newly reshuffled cabinet, giving the position of minister for education and science to Przemyslaw Czarnek. In June this year, Czarnek said in a…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

After ambassadors push Poland to protect LGBT rights, its leaders push back: ‘Nobody needs to teach us tolerance’

WARSAW, POLAND — Polish leaders on Monday rejected suggestions that LGBT people are deprived of any of their rights in the country, after an open letter from 50 ambassadors and international representatives…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2020

Poland’s ruling nationalists cement new coalition deal

Poland’s ruling nationalists signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, ending weeks of in-fighting in the three-party alliance over how it will govern over the next three years. The leaders of the…

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