Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


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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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Warsaw to Hold Gay Pride Parade Amid Fears and Threats in Poland

The largest pride parade in central and Eastern Europe was expected to bring thousands of people to the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, at a time when the gay rights movement in…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

Polish court backs citizenship for LGBT couple’s child

A court in Poland has upheld the groundbreaking registration of a child raised by a same-sex couple. The decision by the Provincial Court in the southern city of Krakow to reject a…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2019

Poland’s ruling right-wing party tops the polls

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party has emerged as the big winner in the country's European Parliament election, taking over 45% of the votes, but its leader said Monday more effort is…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

Polish Towns Go ‘LGBT Free’ Ahead of Bitter European Election Campaign

Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. Now 83, she sees another threat to her…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2019

Poles stage protest rally in support of LGBT activist

Hundreds of Polish gay rights activists staged a protest rally on Tuesday evening over the brief detention of a woman who posted images near a church of the Virgin Mary with her…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2019

Pro-LGBT poster with revered icon stirs Poland

Rights groups and government critics in Poland protested Tuesday after police temporarily detained a human rights activist for putting up posters depicting the country's most revered Catholic icon with the LGBT rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

From Spain to Turkey, the rise of the far right is a clash of cultures not civilisations

Vox and other extremists are making huge political gains for the first time in years. Their success risks tearing societies apart. I spent part of my childhood in Ankara and part of…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Looted art, gay rights merge in recovery of Polish painting

A same-sex Los Angeles couple was dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with the news that a beloved old portrait hanging in their kitchen had been…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Poland’s ruling party confronts the “LGBT dictatorship”

Poland faces an “attack on the family”, says Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of the ruling Law and Justice (pis) party. In 2015 the party swept back to power by claiming it would protect…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

A Gay Atheist Plots to Save His Catholic Country

A dozen Virgin Mary figurines decorate Robert Biedron’s office in Warsaw, picked from about 400 or so he’s gathered from across the world. Some show her smiling or suffering, some with dark…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

How Poland’s attacks on LGBT rights strengthened the Polish LGBT movement

In late February, the mayor of Warsaw issued a declaration combating discrimination against LGBT people by providing better sex education in schools and creating a city shelter for LGBT individuals kicked out…

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