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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Poland Breaches EU Obligations Over LGBT, Women’s Rights

For 30 days, beginning January 17, European Union commissioners received daily Twitter notifications linking to personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Poles who have been harmed by the so-called…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Pandemic exposes LGBTI rights’ fragilty, report says

The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences have highlighted the fragility of the human rights of LGBTI people, according to the annual report by a leading rights NGO, published on Tuesday (15 February).…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2021

One of Poland’s LGBT-free zones becomes first in the country to strike down shameful homophobic ideology

As women’s rights advocates, LGBT+ activists, among other allies, poured onto the streets of Warsaw to battle the country’s near-total ban on abortion, a small town made a hugely symbolic decision. Councillors…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

He Compared Gay Marriage to Bestiality. Now He’s in Charge of His Country’s Schools.

Poland’s conservative ruling party is under fire for promoting an MP with a far-right background as the country’s new deputy minister for education. Tomasz Rzymkowski is known for homophobic statements, his campaigning…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

What does the European Commission’s LGBTIQ Equality Strategy mean for CEE?

For most of emerging Europe, LGBTIQ rights and social inclusion remain contentious issues with no clear path forward. Poland and Hungary especially have seen a sharp rise in anti-LGBTIQ rhetoric and policies…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump’s social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

Polish activists face jail for sticking up Virgin Mary posters with rainbow halo

The trial of three Polish activists accused of “offending religious beliefs” will start on Wednesday, according to LGBT+ rights organisation ILGA-Europe, and could result in each one being jailed for up to…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Poland: Church cancels lease of liberal Catholic magazine

WARSAW, Poland — A liberal Roman Catholic magazine in Poland that recently criticized some high-ranking church officials says local church authorities in Krakow have terminated the publication’s office lease after almost 76…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2020

Polish city funds LGBT shelter despite government hostility

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in the Polish city of Krakow have become the first to include financial support for an LGBT shelter in a country where the community has faced hostility…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2020

Heroes of 2020: People Who Made a Difference

In Poland, it was not one man or woman but an entire movement of women that has been a force for the better this year. Formed this year, and the biggest protest…

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