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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 11/11/2022

Poland warns of “Putin’s provocateurs” at nationalist Independence March in Warsaw

Poland’s deputy interior minister has warned that Russia could use “provocations” to cause trouble at tomorrow’s nationalist march in Warsaw to mark Polish Independence Day. The event, which is organised by three far-right groups,…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2022

Poland’s highest court rules foreign same-sex marriages can be recognised

Poland’s highest court has ruled that it is in line with the country’s constitution to recognise foreign same-sex marriages. Poland has become increasingly hostile towards the queer community in recent years, but…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

Polish top court issues ruling on same-sex marriage

Poland’s highest administrative court has issued a ruling on same-sex marriage which the gay couple who brought the case say shows that such unions are not barred under the constitution. However, a…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2022

LGBTQ-friendly schools ranking defies Poland’s rights crackdown

WARSAW, Sept 29 (Openly) - Polish teacher Maria Kistowska felt a burst of pride when her school came top in a new LGBTQ+ inclusion ranking that seeks to challenge the nationalist ruling…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2022

Thousands join LGBT parades in Polish cities

Thousands of people have taken part in the annual LGBT equality marches in the cities of Katowice and Lublin. The former event was held jointly with the Ukrainian city of Odesa as…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

Polish top court upholds annulment of anti-LGBT resolutions

Poland’s highest administrative court has ruled that resolutions adopted by local authorities declaring themselves free from “LGBT ideology” were rightly annulled by lower courts. In the first such legally binding rulings, it…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Polish court rules that four “LGBT-free zones” must be abolished.

A top Polish appeals court ruled on Tuesday that so-called "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped in four municipalities, a verdict welcomed by activists as a victory for human rights and democracy. Numerous…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2022

With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

Ukraine’s largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration. Due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv took…

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Suspended Gay Priest Krzysztof Charamsa Wants LGBT Catholics to Get Angry

Alturi catches up with former Vatican official Krzysztof Charamsa, who, since coming out and being promptly fired in 2015, has been quietly stirring up the Catholic Church’s next ideological evolution in his…

ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

How LGBTQI+ to LGBTQI+ support is helping Ukrainian refugees find safety in the EU

In just over three months since Russia began its full-scale invasion, nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine as refugees. The vast majority are Ukrainian women and children who have been received in…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

We have the power’: Poles march for LGBTQ+ rights in Gdansk.

Thousands of Poles marched to demand an end to homophobia on Saturday, as the northern port city of Gdansk hosted its seventh annual Equality March under the slogan "We have the power".…

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