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Added on: 01/06/2021
WARSAW, Poland — A liberal Roman Catholic magazine in Poland that recently criticized some high-ranking church officials says local church authorities in Krakow have terminated the publication’s…

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Added on: 12/31/2020
12/31/2020
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in the Polish city of Krakow have become the first to include financial support for an LGBT shelter in a country where…

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Added on: 12/30/2020
LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health,…

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Added on: 12/25/2020
In Poland, it was not one man or woman but an entire movement of women that has been a force for the better this year. Formed this…

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Added on: 12/24/2020
12/23/2020
Rainbow benches in the Polish town of Kielce have been vandalised after widespread opposition to their installation. Fifteen benches were due to be installed throughout Kielce throughout…

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Added on: 12/09/2020
12/08/2020
French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told a magazine to be published Wednesday that he is gay and plans to visit a so-called LGBT-free zone in Poland…

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Added on: 12/06/2020
12/4/2020
In a memorandum on the stigmatisation of LGBT+ people in Poland published Thursday (3 December), Council of Europe commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic criticised authorities in…

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Added on: 11/16/2020
11/16/2020
LGBT rights have been a flashpoint in Poland over the last two years, with politicians tied to the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party and senior…

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Added on: 11/16/2020
11/15/2020
Remigiusz Jabłecki had never organised a protest before. During the four years he had lived in Scotland he had never felt much need to become involved in…

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Added on: 11/13/2020
11/12/2020
The European Union’s executive Commission launched its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBT people on Thursday, a challenge to right-wing governments in Poland and Hungary…

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Added on: 11/12/2020
11/11/2020
Poland’s ugly war against LGBT+ people continues with a horrifying new bill that would ban Pride parades throughout the country. The proposed law, entitled “Stop LGBT”, was…

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Added on: 11/12/2020
Polish police used tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with far-right supporters Wednesday during an annual Independence Day march attended by thousands in Warsaw that went…

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Added on: 10/30/2020
10/29/2020
When he took up a yearlong writing residency in Berlin earlier this year, novelist Jacek Dehnel judged the chances he’d return to Poland afterward as 50-50. His…

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Added on: 10/28/2020
Right-wing US groups, some with links to Donald Trump, are spending millions of pounds campaigning against LGBT and women’s rights in Europe, it has been revealed An…

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Added on: 10/24/2020
Janine Scott-dos Santos said she hesitated and prayed about the possibility of legalizing her relationship with her long-time partner. South Africa, where Ms. Scott-dos Santos lives with…

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Added on: 10/07/2020
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I firmly believe that an attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us. I believe that…

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Added on: 10/01/2020
09/30/2020
On Wednesday, Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented his newly reshuffled cabinet, giving the position of minister for education and science to Przemyslaw Czarnek. In June this…

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Added on: 09/28/2020
WARSAW, POLAND — Polish leaders on Monday rejected suggestions that LGBT people are deprived of any of their rights in the country, after an open letter from…

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Added on: 09/27/2020
09/26/2020
Poland’s ruling nationalists signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, ending weeks of in-fighting in the three-party alliance over how it will govern over the next three…

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Added on: 09/21/2020
09/20/2020
In Poland, dozens of small towns have declared themselves free of “LGBT ideology”. Politicians’ hostility to gay rights has become a flashpoint, pitting the religious right against…

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Added on: 09/15/2020
09/05/2020
A Polish member of the European Parliament said Monday (14 September) that “LGBT-free zones” do not exist in Poland and are just a “joke told by left-wing…

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Added on: 09/14/2020
Poland is in the middle of a crisis right now. Years of hostility towards LGBT+ people mean tempers are reaching breaking point and the country is now…

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Added on: 09/11/2020
09/10/2020
Few interviews have received such media attention in Hungary recently as that given by Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth. In the interview with t-online, published on August…

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Added on: 09/08/2020
09/07/2020
An LGBT+ rights protest at the Poland-Germany border has shone a light on the growing disparity between the two nations on queer issues. While Germany has progressed…

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Added on: 09/04/2020
09/03/2020
The presidential election in Belarus on 9 August was conducted the way many previous elections were conducted: opposition candidates were harassed and hounded out of the country;…

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Added on: 09/04/2020
09/03/2020
The LGBT+ activist whose arrest sparked protests that were dubbed the “Polish Stonewall” says she is not afraid to resume her hunger strike and die if that…

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Added on: 08/31/2020
08/31/2020
Polish Catholic bishops have called for “clinics” to be set up for LGBTQ+ people in efforts for them to “regain their natural sexual orientation. The bishops laid…

World Voices

Added on: 08/26/2020
Ari Weinstein
Alturi Contributor
How did you become involved with LGBTI activism? I started back in 2011 when I was away from Poland studying in Slovenia and I found out there…

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Added on: 08/20/2020
08/19/2020
Central European nations should unite to preserve their Christian roots as western Europe experiments with same-sex families, immigration and atheism, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on…

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Added on: 08/18/2020
08/17/2020
After years of progress towards equality across Europe, LGBT+ campaigners across the continent have faced a bruising few years – with politicians in Poland openly stoking anti-LGBT+…