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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 07/20/2021

Polish LGBTQ activists refuse to be silenced by lawsuits

Our family charters are not against any group," Nikodem Bernaciak told DW from the offices of the Ordo Iuris Institute in Warsaw. On July 20, in Ostroleka, this conservative legal organization is…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

E.U. takes action against Hungary, Poland over anti-LGBTQ measures

The European Commission has started legal action against Hungary after the country passed a law that bans sharing content in schools that seemingly endorses gay and transgender issues, the commission announced Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Poland could face legal action over its controversial ‘LGBT+ free zones’

The European Commission is studying the possibility of legal action against Poland over its "LGBT-free zones" in some towns, several EU sources have said. As the "guardian of the treaties" binding the…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

Poland should copy Hungarian LGBT law, says Polish minister

WARSAW, June 28 (Reuters) - Poland should copy a Hungarian law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, the Polish education minister said in comments published on Monday, as…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2021

Polish education minister says LGBT march ‘insult to public morality’

Poland's education minister said on Wednesday a march held in support of equal rights for LGBT people was an "insult to public morality" and questioned whether participants were normal, prompting angry protests…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

EU warns Hungary and Poland it will take action if they keep violating democratic standards

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch warned Hungary and Poland Tuesday that it will take action if they continue to violate the 27-nation bloc’s democratic standards, amid signs that both countries…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2021

Warsaw Gay Pride Parade Back After Backlash, Pandemic

The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2021

The Unorthodox Priest Leading Poland’s Fight for LGBTQ Rights

This year, like every year for the past 20, Szymon Niemiec will wear a rainbow-colored stole at the Equality Parade in the Polish capital of Warsaw on June 19. “I won’t have…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

New foundation seeks to help LGBT rights movement in Poland

A Nobel laureate, a Netflix star and a fashion model are among the board members who helped launch an initiative Tuesday to raise money for LGBT rights groups in Poland, where gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Dirco silent on homophobia row as SA embassy refuses to affirm gay rights in Poland

For the past eight years, South African diplomats in Poland have signed an annual letter alongside other embassies affirming gay rights in one of the most homophobic nations in Europe. This year,…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

Serbia Mulls Sacking Ambassador for Supporting Poland’s LGBT community

Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic stated that the Belgrade government is considering the recall of its Warsaw Ambassador, Nikola Zurovac, who signed a letter of support to the Polish LGBT community without…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

‘Political backlash’ blamed for halting LGBT+ rights gains in Europe

Progress on laws to boost LGBT+ rights has come to a virtual standstill in Europe amid a rise in homophobic and anti-transgender rhetoric by politicians in countries including Poland and Hungary, an…

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