Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 10/28/2020

Trump-linked groups spending millions campaigning against LGBT and women’s rights in Europe

Right-wing US groups, some with links to Donald Trump, are spending millions of pounds campaigning against LGBT and women's rights in Europe, it has been revealed An investigation by the website OpenDemocracy…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2020

Where homosexuality is still illegal, Pope Francis has thrown a lifeline to L.G.B.T. Catholics

Janine Scott-dos Santos said she hesitated and prayed about the possibility of legalizing her relationship with her long-time partner. South Africa, where Ms. Scott-dos Santos lives with her partner and their 8-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

The impact of the anti LGBTQ+movement in Poland on Irish trans masculine people’s healthcare

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I firmly believe that an attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us. I believe that until we are all truly…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

New Polish minister for education and science thinks LGBT+ people ‘aren’t equal to normal people’

On Wednesday, Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented his newly reshuffled cabinet, giving the position of minister for education and science to Przemyslaw Czarnek. In June this year, Czarnek said in a…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

After ambassadors push Poland to protect LGBT rights, its leaders push back: ‘Nobody needs to teach us tolerance’

WARSAW, POLAND — Polish leaders on Monday rejected suggestions that LGBT people are deprived of any of their rights in the country, after an open letter from 50 ambassadors and international representatives…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2020

Poland’s ruling nationalists cement new coalition deal

Poland’s ruling nationalists signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, ending weeks of in-fighting in the three-party alliance over how it will govern over the next three years. The leaders of the…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Inside Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

In Poland, dozens of small towns have declared themselves free of "LGBT ideology". Politicians' hostility to gay rights has become a flashpoint, pitting the religious right against more liberal-minded Poles. And gay…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Polish MEP disgracefully denies the existence of ‘LGBT-free zones’. He claims they’re just a ‘joke told by left-wing activists’

A Polish member of the European Parliament said Monday (14 September) that “LGBT-free zones” do not exist in Poland and are just a “joke told by left-wing activists”. As countless lawmakers tore…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

There are a hundred parts of Poland where it’s not OK to be gay – this is why it matters in Manchester

Poland is in the middle of a crisis right now. Years of hostility towards LGBT+ people mean tempers are reaching breaking point and the country is now facing what many are referring…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

ANTISEMITISM CREEPS BACK AS HUNGARY AND POLAND FAIL TO DRAW RED LINES

Few interviews have received such media attention in Hungary recently as that given by Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth. In the interview with t-online, published on August 21, Roth warned that Poland…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Thousands march from Germany to Poland in powerfully symbolic cross-border LGBT+ rights protest

An LGBT+ rights protest at the Poland-Germany border has shone a light on the growing disparity between the two nations on queer issues. While Germany has progressed significantly on LGBT+ rights in…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2020

Barbarism and disinformation: The authoritarian response to peaceful dissent

The presidential election in Belarus on 9 August was conducted the way many previous elections were conducted: opposition candidates were harassed and hounded out of the country; peaceful protesters, activists, journalists, and…

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