Poland

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Added on: 08/28/2019
08/27/2019
There were drag queens and rainbow flags, dancing and chants of “Love everyone.” But the first ever Pride March in the Polish city of Bialystok last month…

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Added on: 08/24/2019
A global LGBT+ rights group, All Out, has launched a campaign in Poland in response to the recent wave of attacks against the country’s LGBT+ community. Mathias…

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Added on: 08/21/2019
08/20/2019
Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can…

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Added on: 08/20/2019
08/18/2019
Poland must resist the “travelling theatre” of gay pride marches, the leader of its conservative ruling party said on Sunday, as the staunchly Roman Catholic country gears…

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Added on: 08/10/2019
LGBT activists held a central Polish city’s first pride parade without incident Saturday amid a deep divide in the country over gay and lesbian rights. The parade…

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Added on: 08/06/2019
08/05/2019
State companies in Poland have multiplied many times over their spending on advertising via news magazines that attack gay rights since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS)…

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Added on: 08/02/2019
08/02/2019
Poland’s Catholic Church has doubled down on the anti-gay rhetoric that has become the nationalist ruling party’s dominant theme in recent weeks, drawing a rebuke from liberal…

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Added on: 08/01/2019
07/31/2019
Ten days ago, approaching the main city square where Białystok’s first ever LGBTI pride march was due to start, I was met with a scene of chaos….

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Added on: 07/30/2019
07/28/2019
We set off from the Arsenal gallery in a small group of about 20 people, first through Białystok’s Branicki Palace gardens, where a “family picnic” is in…

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Added on: 07/29/2019
07/28/2019
Drag queens strut, rainbow flags flutter in the breeze, and smiling marchers form heart symbols with their hands. From certain angles, the pride parade looks just like…

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Added on: 07/28/2019
07/26/2019
Polish LGBT groups are holding solidarity marches and events in 30 cities on Saturday to protest growing hate speech and violence against their community. Meanwhile a leading…

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Added on: 07/21/2019
07/21/2019
A Pride parade in the Polish city of Bialystok was met with counter protests by far-right groups. This was the first ever Pride event to take place…

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Added on: 07/19/2019
07/18/2019
A conservative weekly news publication in Poland is planning to include “LGBT-free zone” stickers with next week’s issue. Gazeta Polska announced the move via Twitter Wednesday, NBC…

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Added on: 07/11/2019
07/11/2019
A Polish campaign group on Wednesday said that around 30 communities including villages and regional assemblies in the devout Catholic country had in recent months declared themselves…

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Added on: 07/09/2019
07/07/2019
Polish bishops on Saturday denounced Swedish furniture giant Ikea for what they called “LGBT indoctrination” after an employee was sacked for refusing to take down a homophobic…

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Added on: 07/08/2019
07/08/2019
Ikea is being sued by a former employee who claims he was fired for refusing to take down anti-gay comments from the company’s intranet. On May 16,…

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Added on: 06/08/2019
06/07/2019
The largest pride parade in central and Eastern Europe was expected to bring thousands of people to the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, at a time when…

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Added on: 06/06/2019
06/05/2019
A court in Poland has upheld the groundbreaking registration of a child raised by a same-sex couple. The decision by the Provincial Court in the southern city…

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Added on: 05/28/2019
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party has emerged as the big winner in the country’s European Parliament election, taking over 45% of the votes, but its leader…

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Added on: 05/21/2019
Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. Now 83, she…

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Added on: 05/08/2019
05/07/2019
Hundreds of Polish gay rights activists staged a protest rally on Tuesday evening over the brief detention of a woman who posted images near a church of…

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Added on: 05/08/2019
05/07/2019
Rights groups and government critics in Poland protested Tuesday after police temporarily detained a human rights activist for putting up posters depicting the country’s most revered Catholic…

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Added on: 05/07/2019
05/06/2019
Vox and other extremists are making huge political gains for the first time in years. Their success risks tearing societies apart. I spent part of my childhood…

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Added on: 05/07/2019
A same-sex Los Angeles couple was dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with the news that a beloved old portrait hanging…

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Added on: 05/05/2019
05/02/2019
Poland faces an “attack on the family”, says Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of the ruling Law and Justice (pis) party. In 2015 the party swept back to power…

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Added on: 04/30/2019
04/29/2019
A dozen Virgin Mary figurines decorate Robert Biedron’s office in Warsaw, picked from about 400 or so he’s gathered from across the world. Some show her smiling…

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Added on: 04/26/2019
In late February, the mayor of Warsaw issued a declaration combating discrimination against LGBT people by providing better sex education in schools and creating a city shelter…

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Added on: 04/25/2019
04/24/2019
The chairman of Poland’s conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland’s most important…

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Added on: 04/09/2019
04/07/2019
Growing up in a small city in southern Poland, part of a religious family and conservative community, Maciej Gosniowski was told again and again that something was…

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Added on: 04/06/2019
The Polish artist Daniel Rycharski sat in his childhood home recently and considered the idea of fitting in. In many ways, Poland is a highly polarized country….