LGBTQ+ Poles call for action to boost rights at Pride march

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05/25/2024

Thousands of Poles gathered in Gdansk on Saturday for the northern port city’s annual Pride event, with many calling on the government to do more to boost LGBTQ+ rights, including delivering on a promise to pass a same-sex civil unions law. A pro-European government led by former European Council President Donald Tusk took power in December after eight years of rule by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, which critics had accused of fomenting homophobia. Waving rainbow Pride flags as well as the blue, pink and white flag representing transgender people, marchers at Gdansk’s ninth annual Pride event welcomed the new government’s pledges on LGBTQ+ rights, but called for quick action to implement them.

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