Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Knife-edge Polish presidential race could slow the march of populism

As liberal Rafał Trzaskowski gains on rightwing Andrzej Duda, LGBT rights are among issues at stake in Poland and beyond. When Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, goes up against his liberal challenger in…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2020

Poland election: Duda forced into second round against liberal challenger

The incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he needed to win without a second round of voting. Duda, allied with…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2020

Poland casts its vote as a nation divided. But can the election deliver true change?

It’s been Poland’s strangest presidential election campaign in living memory. Granted, it’s the first that’s taken place during a pandemic, but in the last three months the country hasn’t just experienced one…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2020

Trump to meet Polish president known for anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for hosting Poland's president at the White House days before his visitor faces a tougher than expected fight for re-election. Trump and Polish President Andrzej…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2020

Poles run for LGBT equality ahead of presidential vote

Around a hundred Poles took part in an “Equality Run” on Saturday, condemning discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during a presidential election campaign where gay rights have…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

Poland’s Jewish leaders deplore stigmatization of LGBTQ people

Jewish community leaders in Warsaw on Tuesday voiced their opposition to the “dehumanizing” language they say is being used against LGBTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer) people in Poland’s presidential election…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On a visit to Senegal in…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2020

LGBT activists protest at Polish president’s campaign rally

About a hundred protesters held up banners at an election rally for the Polish president on Monday, after he said over the weekend that LGBT “ideology” was more destructive than communist doctrine,…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2020

Polish election: Andrzej Duda says LGBT ‘ideology’ worse than communism

Polish President Andrzej Duda has called the promotion of LGBT rights an "ideology" more destructive than communism, in a campaign speech. He is an ally of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2020

Polish leader casts gays as the enemy in bid to revive campaign

Poland's president stepped up a political attack against the LGBT community, portraying gay people as enemies in a bid to jump-start his stalled campaign for a second term in this month's election.…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

Polish government finances LGBT-critical articles

Poland’s justice ministry used taxpayer money for sponsored articles about the global persecution of Christians, and likening the LGBT rights campaign to Soviet-era communism, just as a new documentary about clerical sex…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2020

Gay couple feature in TV commercial in a first for Poland

A gay couple is seen getting intimate in a new advert on Polish TV – believed to be the first time the country has seen a same-sex couple in a commercial. The…

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