Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 04/12/2022

Polish LGBT+ library helps queer Ukrainians safely navigate notorious ‘LGBT-free zones’.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, more than 2.4 million refugees have fled across the border to Poland. In order to get to Lublin, the closest major Polish city to the…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

Polish county launches legal action to be “free from LGBT ideology” again

A local authority in Poland has launched a legal action to make itself “free from LGBT ideology” again, after a resolution to that effect was invalided earlier this year by a court,…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2022

Polish county launches legal action to be “free from LGBT ideology” again.

A local authority in Poland has launched a legal action to make itself “free from LGBT ideology” again, after a resolution to that effect was invalided earlier this year by a court,…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2022

LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine draw on European network of allies to find housing, medical care

When Edward Reese, a queer activist who works with Kyiv Pride, decided to flee Ukraine on March 8, he knew it was going to be a long journey. After leaving his home…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2022

How Polish & Hungarian Activists Are Helping Queer Ukrainian Refugees.

The scenes of the more than two and a half million Ukrainian refugees fleeing their country have been brutally heart-wrenching. Eastern Europe is being overwhelmed right now, and it’s worrisome. The despairing…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2022

LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

Late on Thursday night, Viktória Radványi, communications director for Budapest Pride, drove with her girlfriend to the border between Hungary and Ukraine. They were picking up four LGBTQ refugees and taking them…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2022

Queer Africans fleeing Ukraine face ‘grave danger’ even after reaching ‘so-called safe countries’

Queer African people fleeing Ukraine are facing “intersecting violence”, campaigners have warned. More than one million people have fled Ukraine since Russia declared war. However, not all refugees are being treated equally. There have been widespread reports of…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2022

Poland’s President Should Veto Bill Targeting Sex Education

Rights activists, students, and educators in Poland wait anxiously this week as the country’s president Andrzej Duda decides whether to sign a dangerous bill that would increase government control over what students…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Across eastern Europe, it’s still very difficult to pass laws and policies designed to advance LGBT inclusion. With LGBT+ History Month underway, some Ukrainians are worried that their country’s fragile progress in…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How are Nazi Germany’s LGBT+ victims commemorated across Europe?

Today (27 January) marks the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, an occasion to commemorate the victims — especially European Jews, the main targets of Nazi oppression — who were persecuted and murdered…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2022

Hearing on Polish judges could deepen standoff with Europe

A top Polish court adjourned on Wednesday a sitting on whether a continent-wide human rights court had the power to question local judges' legitimacy in a case that could deepen the nationalist…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Polish House passes bill echoing Russian “gay propaganda” law

WARSZAWA – A measure that would give school administrators and superintendents the power to remove books, lessons, and ban student participation in events or clubs that are LGBTQ+ affirming passed the lower…

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