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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 10/23/2018

Poland’s First Openly Gay Politician Says Progressives can Win

Poland’s first openly gay politician has said “progressives” can win in the country, as the ruling Law and Justice party suffered setbacks in local elections at the weekend. “I don’t believe that Poland is…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Polish Police Use Tear Gas to Protect Gay Rights March

Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon Saturday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Openly Gay Polish Mayor Launches ‘pro-democracy’ Movement

An openly gay Polish mayor launched what he termed a “pro-democratic” political movement on Tuesday aimed at challenging the EU country’s governing right-wing party accused by critics and the EU of passing…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2018

Shocking Video Shows Homophobes Destroying LGBTI Stand at Street Fair in Poland

Five people attacked and destroyed an LGBTI pride display at a street fair in a small city in Poland. Organizers from local LGBT group Lambda Szczecin organized the fair alongside fellow rights groups,…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Minister in Poland Calls LGBTI March a ‘parade of sodomites’

Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term “sodomites” to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic,…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

‘I Still Have Flashbacks’: the ‘Global Epidemic’ of LGBTI Conversion Therapy

“To get your seeds back from the giant in the clouds,” he says wryly. “They tried to make it fun with sports and activities.” One activity involved each of the 80 men…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

Top Polish Court Rules Against Man Who Refused to print LGBT Posters

The court on Thursday dismissed an appeal lodged by the country’s prosecutor-general and upheld the ruling of a lower court in the case, PAP said. The printer, who was identified only as…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2018

Gay Pride Parade Turnout Defies Conservative Times in Poland

The capitals of Poland and Romania hosted festive gay pride parades that attracted thousands of people Saturday, as emboldened participants vowed to keep pushing for the eventual freedom to marry the person…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Unbreakable’ LGBT Rainbow Installation Unveiled in Warsaw After Far-Right Attacks

Gay rights groups in Poland have unveiled a new and “unbreakable” rainbow installation in Warsaw to replace the original one that suffered repeated attacks from far-Right groups. The new rainbow, which lights…

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The Astraea Foundation is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTI human rights around the globe. Founded by activist women of color in the 1970s to fund a burgeoning national movement, in 1996 Astraea became the first U.S. organization to provide critically needed funding to LGBTI groups internationally. Astraea prioritizes funding for groups led by lesbian, transgender and intersex activists who are changing discriminatory laws and policies, using arts and cultural activism to inspire social change, and building inclusive movements for justice.

ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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