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Added on: 02/14/2024
02/13/2024
In a groundbreaking move, Wojciech Szeląg, a host on Polish state-run television, has issued an apology for the homophobic propaganda that was promoted on the air for…

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Added on: 02/13/2024
02/12/2024
Analysis led by Chad Meyerhoefer shows harmful effects regardless of whether laws passed, with potential parallels to current U.S. “bathroom bills.” A coordinated political effort against LGBT…

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Added on: 02/07/2024
Poland’s ombudsperson has said that a draft law aimed to limit the rights of LGBT people, proposed by a group of citizens, violates the constitution and EU…

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Added on: 01/18/2024
Parliament has voted to remove the legal immunity of Grzegorz Braun, the far-right MP who last month attacked a Jewish religious celebration. Every main parliamentary group other…

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Added on: 12/25/2023
12/24/2023
In an extraordinary pushback against Pope Francis, some Catholic bishops in Africa, Poland and elsewhere say they will not implement the new Vatican policy allowing blessings for…

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Added on: 12/13/2023
President Andrzej Duda has pardoned a nationalist, Marika Matuszak (pictured above), who was jailed for being part of a group that violently attempted to steal a rainbow-coloured…

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Added on: 11/16/2023
Poland’s highest administrative court has announced that it will ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to issue a ruling on whether same-sex marriages…

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Added on: 11/14/2023
11/13/2023
Just inside the entrance of one Warsaw high school, there’s a red plaque that pronounces it safe for LGBT students. “I chose this school because I just…

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Added on: 10/23/2023
10/22/2023
Bart Staszewski was sitting at home with his boyfriend last Sunday night when the first results of the Polish general election flashed across his computer. “I thought:…

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Added on: 10/22/2023
10/21/2023
Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland’s largest liberal opposition grouping Civic Coalition (KO) and a potential candidate to become prime minister, will likely travel to Brussels next…

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Added on: 10/20/2023
10/19/2023
For eight years, the rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) has ruled Poland, transforming civil society. It has overseen an increased politicisation of the judiciary and media…

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Added on: 10/17/2023
10/16/2023
LGBTQ+ people in Poland are celebrating after the country’s right-wing government lost its majority in a landmark election, paving the way for long overdue progress on queer…

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Added on: 10/15/2023
10/14/2023
Poland’s capital, Warsaw, has become a center for multinational companies and global investment banks to set up offices, as the country aims to become Central Europe’s financial…

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Added on: 10/12/2023
10/11/2023
Oct 11 (Reuters) – Poland holds a parliamentary election on Sunday, with the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party seeking an unprecedented third term in power after…

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Added on: 10/12/2023
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There is an underreported and counterintuitive effect of denying abortion access: When abortion is safe, legal, and accessible, the abortion rate is typically lower. When abortion is…

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Added on: 10/01/2023
One of the leaders of The Left (Lewica), Poland’s second-largest opposition group, has symbolically married his partner during a theatrical performance. They expressed hope that they will…

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Added on: 09/25/2023
09/24/2023
During a meeting in the northwest town of Pia, Tusk said that his party has two bills prepared that would benefit LGBTQ+ Poles – one to make…

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Added on: 09/10/2023
09/09/2023
The makers of “Woman Of”, which follows a man transitioning to a woman in socially conservative Poland, hope their film will help ease deep-rooted prejudices in the…

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Added on: 09/09/2023
09/08/2023
Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert’s transgender drama Woman Of world premieres in Competition at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. As ever the filmmaking team…

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Added on: 08/29/2023
08/28/2023
To many, Karin Ann is an alt-pop newcomer. To Karin Ann, she’s something of an old-timer, and she’s only 21-year-old. The Slovakian singer released her debut, English…

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Added on: 07/22/2023
07/21/2023
In 2019, a wave of Polish towns and cities passed resolutions declaring themselves “LGBT-Free Zones” that at one point encompassed one-third of the country. Since then, activists…

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Added on: 07/10/2023
07/09/2023
When the US evangelical preacher and anti-LGBTQ+ crusader Scott Lively landed in Uganda in 2009 to warn of the “gay agenda”, he was arriving after a series…

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Added on: 07/08/2023
A driver previously found guilty of defamation for driving a van with slogans linking homosexuality to paedophilia during a Polish city’s pride parade has had his sentence…

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Added on: 06/25/2023
06/24/2023
As Pride events got underway in Europe in June, disinformation and hate speech targeting the LGBTQ community spread across social media, triggering extreme online responses, including incitements…

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Added on: 05/23/2023
Poland’s embassy in Berlin says it is “appalled” by training material for teachers produced by a German government office that includes a section about a fictional Polish…

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Added on: 05/08/2023
On April 21, an appeals court in the Polish city of Białystok threw out a case brought by Przasnysz county authorities against four lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)…

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Added on: 04/16/2023
04/16/2023
Unilateral action on trade by European Union member states is unacceptable, a European Commission spokesperson said on Sunday, after Poland and Hungary announced bans on grain and…

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Added on: 04/15/2023
04/14/2023
A Polish activist who faces up to five years in jail for allegedly attacking a van covered with anti-LGBTQ phrases says the case has left them “deeply…

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Added on: 03/31/2023
Poland has confirmed that Russian and Belarusian athletes will be banned from this year’s European Games, which is being hosted in Kraków and its surrounding region in June…

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Added on: 12/18/2022
In the last weeks, Polish students and activists regularly gathered in front of Warsaw’s Presidential Palace and across the country to demand respect for their rights. They…