Poland

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Added on: 05/08/2020
Activists in Europe are calling on Tinley Park residents and village officials to show support for gay rights in a Sister City community in Poland. European rights…

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Added on: 04/28/2020
04/27/2020
The ‘LGBTQI exclusion zones’ throughout Poland are the logical extension of excluding LGBTIQ people from public life through ‘religious freedom’. According to national lobby group Just-Equal’s spokesperson…

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Added on: 04/23/2020
In the years following the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the Third Polish Republic quickly rose as one of the most promising democracies…

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Added on: 04/20/2020
04/19/2020
Married YouTubers Jakub and Dawid Mycek-Kwiecinski handed out hundreds of rainbow face masks on the streets. It comes as Poland considers a new ‘Stop Pedophilia’ law. The…

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Added on: 04/18/2020
04/17/2020
Polish lawmakers have voted not to kill a law that compares LGBT+ people to pedophiles and which could end sex education. Poland’s anti-LGBT+ Law and Justice Party…

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Added on: 04/16/2020
04/15/2020
Poland is set to vote on Thursday on a law that would jail people who promote underage sex for up to three years, in a move which…

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Added on: 04/14/2020
Poland’s Parliament will consider regressive legislation this week that would restrict sexual and reproductive health and rights and put the lives and well-being of women and adolescents…

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Added on: 03/27/2020
03/21/2020
New laws are being passed across Poland taking aim at the LGBT community. They’ve been called “LGBT free zones” as a shorthand. While they don’t necessarily mean…

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Added on: 03/06/2020
When Robert Biedron showed up in this historic city’s main square to lead a rally in his bid to be president, he was bracing for a fight…

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Added on: 03/06/2020
03/05/2020
Several Polish municipalities have announced that they plan to sue a group of activists who created an “Atlas of Hate” map, depicting municipalities covering one-third of the…

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Added on: 03/02/2020
03/01/2020
Several dozen activists protested in front of a Warsaw church guarded by police on Sunday as a Catholic archbishop, criticized for his anti-LGBT language, celebrated mass. Last…

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Added on: 02/29/2020
02/28/2020
A prominent Chechen blogger and critic of the region’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has survived a suspected assassination attempt after fighting off a man he said attacked him…

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Added on: 02/25/2020
02/24/2020
Local municipalities across a third of Poland have adopted resolutions “against LGBT propaganda” or “pro-family”, creating what rights groups describe as hostile spaces for anyone who is…

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Added on: 02/22/2020
02/21/2020
A Polish court has ruled in favour of a campaign that linked homosexuality and paedophilia, claiming it was “informative” and that it raised awareness. Polish lawyer, Bartłomiej…

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Added on: 02/18/2020
02/17/2020
A Polish mayor on Monday deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an…

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Added on: 02/08/2020
02/07/2020
An activist has begun photographing members of Poland’s LGBT community next to a fake “LGBT-free zone” sign outside towns that passed motions rejecting what they call “LGBT…

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Added on: 02/04/2020
Homophobic and transphobic rhetoric and other anti-LGBT+ hate crimes are rising across Europe, fuelled by divisive politics and socially conservative groups that also campaign against abortion access,…

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Added on: 01/24/2020
01/23/2020
An activist has released pictures of gay people in front of Polish municipalities that declared themselves LGBT-free. Bart Staszewski said he wanted to show the real people…

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Added on: 01/09/2020
01/08/2020
The strongly conservative Catholic country has seen a huge surge in homophobia after the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) based its winning 2019 parliamentary election campaign…

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Added on: 12/31/2019
12/30/2019
For the European demagogue, victimhood and strength go hand in hand. In the agitators’ worldview, a host of powerful forces—domestic and foreign—are targeting their people, their nation,…

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Added on: 12/19/2019
The European Parliament on Wednesday blasted Poland for creating zones “free from any LGBTI ideology” and suggested closer attention should be paid as a result to EU…

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Added on: 10/25/2019
10/25/2019
In a recent survey, Poles were asked to identify what they felt to be the biggest threats facing them in the 21st century, choosing from options such…

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Added on: 10/23/2019
Threatening sex educators with jail may seem extreme – but it seems Poland’s ruling Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) party is willing to go there to cement power…

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Added on: 10/15/2019
10/14/2019
A narrower-than-expected win for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and a serious setback for Hungary’s governing Fidesz show eastern Europe’s illiberal nationalist parties are not…

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Added on: 10/11/2019
10/10/2019
In a poll conducted last month in the lead-up to this Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Poland, Poles under 40 were asked to name what they considered the…

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Added on: 10/09/2019
10/08/2019
Out on the campaign trail before Poland’s parliamentary elections, Jolanta Banach, a leftwing candidate, has noticed a recurring pattern. “There’s a young couple out for a walk…

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Added on: 10/07/2019
10/06/2019
Poles will cast their ballots in the national parliamentary election next Sunday, and the world is watching to see if they will deliver another decisive victory for…

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Added on: 09/29/2019
Riot police have tear gassed and arrested dozens of far-right protesters after hundreds tried and failed to disrupt an LGBT+ parade in Poland. Nearly 30 people have…

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Added on: 09/27/2019
09/26/2019
Picking a vulnerable group of people, demonising them and convincing your voters that you will protect them from the threat the group allegedly poses has long been…

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Added on: 08/28/2019
The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issue has been one of the main sources of political controversy in Poland over the summer months, and is potentially…