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LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Poland moves step closer to banning gay conversion therapy

Politicians in Poland have submitted a draft bill to the Parliament which bans the use of gay conversion therapy. Lawmakers from the liberal Nowoczesna party drafted the bill with the Campaign Against…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Gay Politician Makes His Own Political Party in Conservative Poland

Robert Biedron, a gay and atheist politician, in Catholic, conservative Poland, has created his own progressive political party of young, urban members called the Spring party. Biedron, 42, a former LGBT activist,…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2019

Poland’s first openly gay mayor creates new party ‘Spring’

Poland's first openly gay politician founded a new progressive party on Sunday ahead of European and Polish elections this year. Robert Biedron, who named the party "Wiosna" ("Spring"), said he wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

The murder of Gdansk mayor Paweł Adamowicz reflects Poland’s increasingly toxic political climate

In 2017, a far-right youth organisation called All-Polish Youth issued a series of “political death certificates” announcing the demise of high-profile pro-European politicians. Among them was Paweł Adamowicz, the long-serving mayor of…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Lithuania’s top court grants residence permits for same-sex foreign spouses

Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses of gay Lithuanian citizens who…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Hungary and Poland say no to LGBTIQ

"A Europe that protects" is Austria's motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn't agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on Thursday torpedoed a joint statement by…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Is Poland About to Issue a Russian-style ‘gay propaganda’ Ban?

Polish president Andrzej Duda has said he would consider issuing a Russian-style “gay propaganda” law that would ban LGBTQ media, literature, and gatherings like Pride. The authoritarian leader told a reporter, “I think that…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Polish Students Defy Ban on LGBTI Events, Turn up to School in Rainbows

Students still went ahead with celebrating Rainbow Friday despite the government's warnings. Last week the government banned the annual Rainbow Friday event. Rainbow Friday is a day dedicated to raising awareness about…

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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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