Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

The fight against Poland’s ‘LGBT free zones’

New laws are being passed across Poland taking aim at the LGBT community. They’ve been called “LGBT free zones” as a shorthand. While they don’t necessarily mean that lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2020

This ‘gay, atheist, leftist’ is taking on Poland’s right-wing government — by running for president

When Robert Biedron showed up in this historic city’s main square to lead a rally in his bid to be president, he was bracing for a fight in a region that is…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2020

POLISH ACTIVISTS FACE LEGAL ACTION OVER ‘ATLAS OF HATE’

Several Polish municipalities have announced that they plan to sue a group of activists who created an “Atlas of Hate” map, depicting municipalities covering one-third of the territory of Poland that had…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2020

Polish LGBT activists protest at Warsaw church against Catholic archbishop

Several dozen activists protested in front of a Warsaw church guarded by police on Sunday as a Catholic archbishop, criticized for his anti-LGBT language, celebrated mass. Last year, in a sermon, Archbishop…

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ADDED ON: 02/29/2020

Chechen exile survives suspected assassination attempt after fighting off attacker

A prominent Chechen blogger and critic of the region's leader Ramzan Kadyrov has survived a suspected assassination attempt after fighting off a man he said attacked him in his apartment in Poland.…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2020

A THIRD OF POLAND DECLARED ‘LGBT-FREE ZONE’

Local municipalities across a third of Poland have adopted resolutions “against LGBT propaganda” or “pro-family”, creating what rights groups describe as hostile spaces for anyone who is not heterosexual or committed to…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2020

Polish court says campaign that linked homosexuality and paedophilia was “informative”

A Polish court has ruled in favour of a campaign that linked homosexuality and paedophilia, claiming it was “informative” and that it raised awareness. Polish lawyer, Bartłomiej Ciążyński, filed a suit against…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2020

French town suspends ties with Polish twin city over LGBT rights

A Polish mayor on Monday deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an area “free of LGBT ideology.”…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Activist aims to shame Polish towns opposed to LGBT community

An activist has begun photographing members of Poland’s LGBT community next to a fake “LGBT-free zone” sign outside towns that passed motions rejecting what they call “LGBT ideology” or defending traditional family…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2020

Rising populism stokes homophobic hate speech across Europe

Homophobic and transphobic rhetoric and other anti-LGBT+ hate crimes are rising across Europe, fuelled by divisive politics and socially conservative groups that also campaign against abortion access, an advocacy group said on…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

These photos highlight the human hurt over Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

An activist has released pictures of gay people in front of Polish municipalities that declared themselves LGBT-free. Bart Staszewski said he wanted to show the real people affected by the crackdown on…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Poland opposition parties hit back at escalating homophobia by appointing gay candidate for presidential election

The strongly conservative Catholic country has seen a huge surge in homophobia after the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) based its winning 2019 parliamentary election campaign on a platform of LGBT+…

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