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Added on: 08/17/2020
08/17/2020
Hundreds of Polish nationalists and defenders of gay rights faced off in central Warsaw on Sunday, amid a deteriorating situation for the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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Added on: 08/13/2020
08/12/2020
As BIRN reveals harrowing testimony about the mass arrests in Warsaw on Friday and amid subsequent actions by the police, LGBT activists warn that Poland is at…

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Added on: 08/09/2020
08/08/2020
Several thousand people waving rainbow flags protested on Saturday in the centre of Warsaw to demand the release of an LGBT activist accused of hanging rainbow banners…

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Added on: 08/08/2020
08/07/2020
Protesters in Poland scuffled with police as they tried to stop the arrest of a gay rights activist on Friday in the city of Warsaw. The activist,…

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Added on: 08/07/2020
08/06/2020
Three people accused of hanging LGBT rainbow flags off statues in Warsaw have been arrested and charged. Polish police charged them with desecrating monuments and offending religious…

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Added on: 08/06/2020
08/05/2020
As part of the LGBTQ+ community, I am petrified by what is happening in Poland right now. 2 hours and 25 minutes is the time it would…

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Added on: 08/03/2020
08/02/2020
THE Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Frank Ross, has written to the Mayor of Krakow asking him to clarify the Polish city’s opposition to homophobia and LGBT+ oppression….

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Added on: 08/01/2020
07/31/2020
The European Union has denied funding to six Polish towns that declared themselves to be “LGBT-Free Zones.” In announcing the decision on Thursday, the European Commission said…

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Added on: 07/27/2020
07/26/2020
Poland’s right-wing government says it will withdraw from a European treaty aimed at preventing violence against women. The Istanbul Convention is the world’s first binding instrument to…

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Added on: 07/19/2020
07/18/2020
The U.S. ambassador to Poland said the European Union’s criticism of Poland’s adherence to democracy is “overblown”, as Warsaw faces cuts to EU budget funds over its…

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Added on: 07/18/2020
07/17/2020
Last Sunday, the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, was re-elected by a narrow margin with the help of an assault on what he styled “LGBT ideology”: he campaigned…

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Added on: 07/17/2020
An administrative court in Gliwice, southern Poland, has annulled the resolution of the Istebna Commune Council contested by a Polish ombudsman on September 2 on the suppression…

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Added on: 07/15/2020
Members of Poland’s LGBT community say they are angry and afraid after President Andrzej Duda won re-election in a divisive campaign that cast their movement for equal…

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Added on: 07/13/2020
07/12/2020
Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda has narrowly beaten challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in Sunday’s presidential vote. The National Electoral Commission said Mr Duda had won 51.2% of the…

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Added on: 07/13/2020
07/12/2020
The final round of Poland’s presidential election held Sunday was dominated by incumbent President Andrzej Duda’s efforts to mobilize voters against the country’s LGBTQ people. It was…

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Added on: 07/12/2020
07/11/2020
Poland’s presidential election on Sunday will be crucial in shaping the country’s future and its strained relations with the EU for at least the next three years…

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Added on: 07/06/2020
07/05/2020
As liberal Rafał Trzaskowski gains on rightwing Andrzej Duda, LGBT rights are among issues at stake in Poland and beyond. When Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, goes up…

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Added on: 06/29/2020
06/28/2020
The incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he needed to win without a second round…

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Added on: 06/27/2020
06/25/2020
It’s been Poland’s strangest presidential election campaign in living memory. Granted, it’s the first that’s taken place during a pandemic, but in the last three months the…

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Added on: 06/25/2020
06/24/2020
US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for hosting Poland’s president at the White House days before his visitor faces a tougher than expected fight for re-election….

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Added on: 06/21/2020
06/20/2020
Around a hundred Poles took part in an “Equality Run” on Saturday, condemning discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during a presidential election…

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Added on: 06/18/2020
06/17/2020
Jewish community leaders in Warsaw on Tuesday voiced their opposition to the “dehumanizing” language they say is being used against LGBTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer)…

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Added on: 06/17/2020
06/16/2020
Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On…

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Added on: 06/16/2020
06/15/2020
About a hundred protesters held up banners at an election rally for the Polish president on Monday, after he said over the weekend that LGBT “ideology” was…

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Added on: 06/14/2020
06/13/2020
Polish President Andrzej Duda has called the promotion of LGBT rights an “ideology” more destructive than communism, in a campaign speech. He is an ally of the…

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Added on: 06/11/2020
06/10/2020
Poland’s president stepped up a political attack against the LGBT community, portraying gay people as enemies in a bid to jump-start his stalled campaign for a second…

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Added on: 06/10/2020
06/08/2020
Poland’s justice ministry used taxpayer money for sponsored articles about the global persecution of Christians, and likening the LGBT rights campaign to Soviet-era communism, just as a…

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Added on: 06/08/2020
06/07/2020
A gay couple is seen getting intimate in a new advert on Polish TV – believed to be the first time the country has seen a same-sex…

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Added on: 06/01/2020
Childhood actor. Pro-democracy activist. Avid supporter of the European Union and LGBT rights. Warsaw’s liberal mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski, made a late entry into Poland’s presidential election and…

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Added on: 05/27/2020
05/26/2020
Polish gay couple have taken their free rainbow face masks to the heart of one of the country’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’. Towns and districts across Poland have declared…