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LGBTI Rights in Poland


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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ADDED ON: 12/24/2020

Polish homophobes shamelessly vandalise rainbow benches designed to ‘colour this grey reality’

Rainbow benches in the Polish town of Kielce have been vandalised after widespread opposition to their installation. Fifteen benches were due to be installed throughout Kielce throughout 2020 as part of a…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2020

Gay French minister to visit ‘LGBT-free zone’ in Poland

French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told a magazine to be published Wednesday that he is gay and plans to visit a so-called LGBT-free zone in Poland to support local activists. Beaune…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2020

‘Highest ranks’ of Polish government are putting LGBT+ lives at risk, says top European human rights commissioner

In a memorandum on the stigmatisation of LGBT+ people in Poland published Thursday (3 December), Council of Europe commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic criticised authorities in Poland for the appalling treatment…

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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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