Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

Poland’s Populists Pick a New Top Enemy: Gay People

Growing up in a small city in southern Poland, part of a religious family and conservative community, Maciej Gosniowski was told again and again that something was wrong with him. “It would…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

Gay Artist Wants to Change Poland, Starting With One Village

The Polish artist Daniel Rycharski sat in his childhood home recently and considered the idea of fitting in. In many ways, Poland is a highly polarized country. On one side is the…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2019

Gay politician Robert Biedron challenges Polish leaders on gay marriage

Openly gay politician Robert Biedron is demanding the Polish government and president to recognise LGBT+ equality, including same-sex marriage. Biedron, a long-time LGBT+ campaigner who became Poland’s first openly gay MP in…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Poland’s Ruling Chief Speaks Strongly Against LGBT Rights

The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

Poland’s ruling party picks LGBT rights as election battlefront

Poland’s ruling nationalist party aims to stem a decline in its popularity ahead of two key elections this year with warnings that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Poland’s ruling party launches attack on LGBT community at party convention

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has launched an attack on gay rights as part of its election strategy ahead of European elections in May and national elections later in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

Rafał Trzaskowski: Warsaw Mayor Faces Backlash for Protecting LGBTI Rights

Rafał Trzaskowski, the Mayor of Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, has received backlash after signing a declaration to protect LGBT+ rights. The declaration is the first ever LGBT+ declaration to be signed in…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Poland moves step closer to banning gay conversion therapy

Politicians in Poland have submitted a draft bill to the Parliament which bans the use of gay conversion therapy. Lawmakers from the liberal Nowoczesna party drafted the bill with the Campaign Against…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Gay Politician Makes His Own Political Party in Conservative Poland

Robert Biedron, a gay and atheist politician, in Catholic, conservative Poland, has created his own progressive political party of young, urban members called the Spring party. Biedron, 42, a former LGBT activist,…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2019

Poland’s first openly gay mayor creates new party ‘Spring’

Poland's first openly gay politician founded a new progressive party on Sunday ahead of European and Polish elections this year. Robert Biedron, who named the party "Wiosna" ("Spring"), said he wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

The murder of Gdansk mayor Paweł Adamowicz reflects Poland’s increasingly toxic political climate

In 2017, a far-right youth organisation called All-Polish Youth issued a series of “political death certificates” announcing the demise of high-profile pro-European politicians. Among them was Paweł Adamowicz, the long-serving mayor of…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Lithuania’s top court grants residence permits for same-sex foreign spouses

Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses of gay Lithuanian citizens who…

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