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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

Poland’s left questions police textbook that lists LGBT as social pathology

=The Left (Lewica), Poland’s left-wing opposition grouping alliance in parliament, has asked the police chief to explain why a new textbook for police officers titled “Social pathologies, selected problems” lists the transgender…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2021

‘Laughing-stock’ Polish town revokes ‘LGBT-free’ status so it can keep lucrative EU grants

The small community of Kraśnik in eastern Poland was among the first in the country to sign a public declaration against LGBT+ rights in May 2019. The document declared the town “free…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Anti-LGBT+ discrimination damages Eastern Europe’s economic growth

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people costs Eastern European countries almost 2% a year in economic growth, a coalition of dozens of global companies promoting LGBT+ inclusion said on Tuesday.…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2021

LGBTQ migration on the rise in Poland as homophobia deepens

For months, government ministers spewed vicious rhetoric about gay people. Trucks blasted anti-gay hate messages from loudspeakers on the streets of Poland’s cities. Finally fed up with an increasingly hostile environment for…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2021

After Going ‘Free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish Town Pays a Price

When local councilors adopted a resolution two years ago declaring their small town in southeastern Poland “free of L.G.B.T.,” the mayor didn’t see much harm in what appeared to be a symbolic…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2021

Top Polish judge under fire for tweet about transgender kid

Poland’s leading opposition party is asking prosecutors to investigate a constitutional court judge who it alleges has endangered a 10-year-old transgender child by identifying the child publicly. It is the latest development…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

POLAND’S REPLACEMENT FOR ISTANBUL CONVENTION WOULD BAN ABORTION AND GAY MARRIAGE

The Polish government’s alternative to the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, which it has asked other CEE governments to support, would ban abortion and gay marriage,…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2021

Polish MEP complains of ‘psychological warfare’ after Europe is declared an LGBT+ freedom zone

Polish MEPs were up in arms after the European Union proclaimed itself an “LGBT+ freedom zone” in response to Poland‘s heinous “LGBT-free zones”. All 27 representatives from Poland’s homophobic ruling party PiS…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2021

Poland cracks down on loophole that let LGBT+ people adopt children

Same-sex couples are currently not allowed to adopt under Polish law – however, some couples were able to get around the discriminatory policy by getting one partner to adopt as a single…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

French minister says Poland stymied his visit to ‘LGBT-free’ zone

Since 2019, at least 100 municipalities across Poland have signed declarations saying they are free of “LGBT ideology”. Although they appear not to have been followed by legislation to discriminate against gay…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

Polish court acquits LGBT activists in rainbow Virgin Mary case

A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who were accused of desecration and offending religious sentiment for altering, producing and distributing images of a revered Roman Catholic icon that included the…

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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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