ADDED ON: 01/10/2023

Polish town changes mind on ‘anti-LGBTQ+’ stance after threat of losing EU funding

01/09/2023 | Pink News

A town in Poland is dropping its official anti-LGBTQ+ stance in favour of being non-discriminatory, reportedly at the risk of losing out on funding. In March 2019, the local council in Świdnik, in the country’s east, adopted a declaration to have the county be “free from ‘LGBT’ ideology”, including not allowing “homopropaganda”, alongside other parts of Poland. About a third of Poland made declarations of this sort since 2019, driven by an upswing in anti-LGTBQ+ sentiment from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.

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