ADDED ON: 01/08/2023

Polish town replaces anti-LGBT resolution with anti-discrimination declaration amid EU funding threat

01/07/2023 | Notes From Poland

A town that, nearly four years ago, was among the first of many in Poland to adopt a resolution declaring itself “free from LGBT ideology” has now replaced the document with one expressing opposition to discrimination, including against sexual minorities. The decision by councillors in Świdnik, a town of 40,000 in eastern Poland, came amid fears that it could lose millions of euros in European funds due to its anti-LGBT declaration. The initial resolution adopted by Świdnik council in March 2019 pledged to “stop LGBT ideology” and fight “homopropaganda”. It was passed with the votes of councillors linked to Poland’s nationally ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which has led a long-running anti-LGBT campaign.

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