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Added on: 07/01/2021
06/29/2021
The European Commission is studying the possibility of legal action against Poland over its “LGBT-free zones” in some towns, several EU sources have said. As the “guardian…

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Added on: 06/29/2021
06/28/2021
WARSAW, June 28 (Reuters) – Poland should copy a Hungarian law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, the Polish education minister said in…

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Added on: 06/23/2021
06/23/2021
Poland’s education minister said on Wednesday a march held in support of equal rights for LGBT people was an “insult to public morality” and questioned whether participants…

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Added on: 06/22/2021
BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch warned Hungary and Poland Tuesday that it will take action if they continue to violate the 27-nation bloc’s democratic standards,…

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Added on: 06/20/2021
The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break —…

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Added on: 06/19/2021
This year, like every year for the past 20, Szymon Niemiec will wear a rainbow-colored stole at the Equality Parade in the Polish capital of Warsaw on…

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Added on: 06/02/2021
A Nobel laureate, a Netflix star and a fashion model are among the board members who helped launch an initiative Tuesday to raise money for LGBT rights…

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Added on: 06/01/2021
05/31/2021
For the past eight years, South African diplomats in Poland have signed an annual letter alongside other embassies affirming gay rights in one of the most homophobic…

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Added on: 05/21/2021
05/20/2021
Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic stated that the Belgrade government is considering the recall of its Warsaw Ambassador, Nikola Zurovac, who signed a letter of support to…

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Added on: 05/20/2021
Progress on laws to boost LGBT+ rights has come to a virtual standstill in Europe amid a rise in homophobic and anti-transgender rhetoric by politicians in countries…

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Added on: 05/12/2021
05/11/2021
Warsaw will open an intervention hostel for LGBT+ people who have become homeless. The establishment of the hostel comes at a time when the Polish state has…

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Added on: 05/11/2021
05/10/2021
=The Left (Lewica), Poland’s left-wing opposition grouping alliance in parliament, has asked the police chief to explain why a new textbook for police officers titled “Social pathologies,…

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Added on: 04/30/2021
04/29/2021
The small community of Kraśnik in eastern Poland was among the first in the country to sign a public declaration against LGBT+ rights in May 2019. The…

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Added on: 04/28/2021
04/28/2021
Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people costs Eastern European countries almost 2% a year in economic growth, a coalition of dozens of global companies promoting…

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Added on: 04/25/2021
For months, government ministers spewed vicious rhetoric about gay people. Trucks blasted anti-gay hate messages from loudspeakers on the streets of Poland’s cities. Finally fed up with…

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Added on: 04/11/2021
When local councilors adopted a resolution two years ago declaring their small town in southeastern Poland “free of L.G.B.T.,” the mayor didn’t see much harm in what…

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Added on: 04/08/2021
04/08/2021
Poland’s leading opposition party is asking prosecutors to investigate a constitutional court judge who it alleges has endangered a 10-year-old transgender child by identifying the child publicly….

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Added on: 03/17/2021
03/15/2021
The Polish government’s alternative to the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, which it has asked other CEE governments to support, would…

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Added on: 03/16/2021
03/14/2021
Polish MEPs were up in arms after the European Union proclaimed itself an “LGBT+ freedom zone” in response to Poland‘s heinous “LGBT-free zones”. All 27 representatives from…

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Added on: 03/14/2021
3/14/21
Same-sex couples are currently not allowed to adopt under Polish law – however, some couples were able to get around the discriminatory policy by getting one partner…

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Added on: 03/10/2021
03/09/2021
Since 2019, at least 100 municipalities across Poland have signed declarations saying they are free of “LGBT ideology”. Although they appear not to have been followed by…

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Added on: 03/03/2021
03/02/2021
A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who were accused of desecration and offending religious sentiment for altering, producing and distributing images of a revered Roman…

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Added on: 02/25/2021
For 30 days, beginning January 17, European Union commissioners received daily Twitter notifications linking to personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Poles who have…

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Added on: 02/17/2021
02/16/2021
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as…

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Added on: 02/17/2021
02/15/2021
The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences have highlighted the fragility of the human rights of LGBTI people, according to the annual report by a leading rights NGO,…

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Added on: 01/31/2021
1/30/21
As women’s rights advocates, LGBT+ activists, among other allies, poured onto the streets of Warsaw to battle the country’s near-total ban on abortion, a small town made…

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Added on: 01/28/2021
01/27/2021
Poland’s conservative ruling party is under fire for promoting an MP with a far-right background as the country’s new deputy minister for education. Tomasz Rzymkowski is known…

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Added on: 01/16/2021
For most of emerging Europe, LGBTIQ rights and social inclusion remain contentious issues with no clear path forward. Poland and Hungary especially have seen a sharp rise…

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Added on: 01/14/2021
01/14/2021
Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump’s social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for…

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Added on: 01/13/2021
The trial of three Polish activists accused of “offending religious beliefs” will start on Wednesday, according to LGBT+ rights organisation ILGA-Europe, and could result in each one…