Poland

LGBTI Rights in Poland


ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Polish lawmakers pass disputed bill increasing govt control of schools

WARSAW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a bill by the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party which will step up government control of schools…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2021

The Worrying Regression Of LGBT Rights In Eastern Europe

From physical attacks to online abuse and legislative setbacks, the LBGT community in Central and Eastern Europe had little to cheer about in 2021. Populist governments in Poland, Hungary, and elsewhere were able…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2021

Thousands urge Polish MP to kill horrific LGBT+ ‘promotion’ bill that would ban Pride

The bill has been pushed by the conservative Life and Family Foundation, which recently lobbied successfully for a restriction on abortion rights. It was introduced as a citizen’s legislative initiative, which can…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“Depression rising among LGBT people in conservative-ruled Poland, survey finds “

WARSAW, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The number of Polish LGBT people with depression rose by more than half between 2017 and 2020, according to a new study, amid what campaigners say is…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

France backs Poland over Belarus but warns EU row not over

PARIS/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - France assured Poland on Wednesday of European Union support in its stand-off with Belarus, but reminded Warsaw it needed to resolve a row with the bloc over…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2021

Poland: Trio back in court over posters showing Virgin Mary with LGBT halo

Three activists cleared in Poland earlier this year over posters depicting the Virgin Mary with an LGBT halo are back in court today. They were acquitted of "offending religious beliefs" in March,…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2021

Gay Polish politician asks SF supervisors to reinstate Lech Walesa street name

A gay Polish politician is asking the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to reverse a street name change made seven years ago that saw a gay icon replace a former Polish president. On…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2021

Watch: Activists in Poland are fighting back against so-called ‘LGBT-free zones’

So-called 'LGBT-free' zones have made Poland the laughing stock of Europe. But it's no joke for LGBTQ+ people who face physical attack and verbal abuse - even from their own president. Activists…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2021

Polish parliament debates anti-LGBT legislative proposal

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers held an emotional debate Thursday on proposed legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other public gatherings deemed to “promote” same-sex relationships. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2021

Poland’s LGBTQ+ community potentially at risk after court challenges primacy of EU laws

On Thursday, the country’s constitutional tribunal ruled that the EU and some of its key treaty articles go against Poland’s own constitution. Back in March, the country’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki introduced…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2021

“LGBT-Free” Declarations Repealed In Poland: A Step Forward? Or A Cruel Game?

Last Monday, three Polish regional councils voted not to declare their provinces “LGBT-free zones” following the European Union’s threats to cut up to €126 million in funding to the local governments. This…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2021

Swiss vote highlights Europe’s east-west divide on gay marriage

After Swiss voters overwhelmingly backed same-sex marriage in a referendum on Sunday, LGBT groups in the country hailed a "historic day" for Switzerland. But the Swiss vote also marks a turning point for…

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