Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

Poland holds new pride parade after one marred by violence

LGBT activists held a central Polish city’s first pride parade without incident Saturday amid a deep divide in the country over gay and lesbian rights. The parade in Plock, about 100 kilometers…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Polish state firms pouring ad cash into media that attack gay rights, research data shows

State companies in Poland have multiplied many times over their spending on advertising via news magazines that attack gay rights since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Liberals fear unrest as Poland Catholic Church doubles down on anti-gay rhetoric

Poland’s Catholic Church has doubled down on the anti-gay rhetoric that has become the nationalist ruling party’s dominant theme in recent weeks, drawing a rebuke from liberal politicians who compared an archbishop’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2019

How a hashtag looks set to offer LGBTI people a #MeToo moment in Poland ǀ View

Ten days ago, approaching the main city square where Białystok’s first ever LGBTI pride march was due to start, I was met with a scene of chaos. Thousands of angry people were…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2019

The struggle for LGBT equality: Pride meets prejudice in Poland

We set off from the Arsenal gallery in a small group of about 20 people, first through Białystok’s Branicki Palace gardens, where a “family picnic” is in full swing, organised by the…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2019

A city’s first pride march was meant to be a day of joy. The far right turned it into chaos

Drag queens strut, rainbow flags flutter in the breeze, and smiling marchers form heart symbols with their hands. From certain angles, the pride parade looks just like other such events held around…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2019

Polish campaigners fear renewed homophobic violence

Polish LGBT groups are holding solidarity marches and events in 30 cities on Saturday to protest growing hate speech and violence against their community. Meanwhile a leading Polish magazine could face a…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2019

Polish Pride parade met with right-wing counter protests

A Pride parade in the Polish city of Bialystok was met with counter protests by far-right groups. This was the first ever Pride event to take place in the north-eastern city on…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2019

Polish Publication to Distribute ‘LGBT-Free Zone’ Sticker

A conservative weekly news publication in Poland is planning to include “LGBT-free zone” stickers with next week’s issue. Gazeta Polska announced the move via Twitter Wednesday, NBC News reports. There was immediate…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2019

Dozens of Polish communities say they are ‘LGBT-free’

A Polish campaign group on Wednesday said that around 30 communities including villages and regional assemblies in the devout Catholic country had in recent months declared themselves to be "free of LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2019

Polish bishops accuse Ikea of ‘LGBT indoctrination’

Polish bishops on Saturday denounced Swedish furniture giant Ikea for what they called "LGBT indoctrination" after an employee was sacked for refusing to take down a homophobic comment he posted on the…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2019

IKEA SUED BY WORKER FIRED FOR POSTING ANTI-GAY BIBLE QUOTES

Ikea is being sued by a former employee who claims he was fired for refusing to take down anti-gay comments from the company's intranet. On May 16, International Day Against Homophobia and…

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