I am not an ideology
Homophobia, human rights violations and hate speech against queer people are slowly becoming an everyday occurrence in Poland! No surprise that the situation for the LGBTIQ* community is critical. We stand in solidarity with the people in Poland and say: ENOUGH is ENOUGH! We fight for protection against hate - for everyone!
What is happening in Poland?
Here you can find information about statistic of the situation of LGBTIQ+ People in Poland
In October 2020 the polish bishops' conference claimed homosexuality is unnatural and unhealthy. They also recommended eliminating it with therapy under special circumstances. Already in Summer 2020, Andrzej Duda won the presidential election and he wants to disestablish all existing laws still protecting homosexual and LGBTIQ* people. The pride parades are getting banned and cancelled by politicians continually. Furthermore, people are being attacked at or after the Pride and sometimes the police don't even protect the people from Nazi-groups. We can not ignore what is happening! Rights for LGBTIQ* people have to be protected and not get disestablished!
The president of Poland called LGBTIQ* people an Ideology in 2020. How can a person's individuality be an ideology? The meaning of ideology is a system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. The general politics and discussions in Poland are making trans* and non-binary people invisible through claiming they don't exist. Trans* and non-binary people are disowned, ignored and denied their existence.
Here you can find information about the situation of trans* and non-binary people in Poland and Personal Stories of non-binary and trans* people who live or lived in Poland
Allyship is needed by everyone. Everyone has to listen to the persons concerned. In Poland, the government spreads hatred towards LGBTIQ* people, denies them their existence and denies them basic human rights. Everyone should react to this and stand up against hate: It can also affect people around you! Everyone needs to listen to those affected. Especially people outside the LGBTIQ* community need to give space and support the struggle to reduce the political pressure on the wrong side. It is necessary to raise awareness that leads to political changes in favour of LGBTIQ* people. But for true allyship, you have to know what position you're speaking from. "When you speak out don't forget what social position [and privileges] you speaking from." - M_a_g_d_o, polish aktivist
Here you can find information about what people can do to help, links to organisations and points of contact in Poland
Support the cause
Anti-queer, anti-abortion and anti-divorce advertisement campaigns are dominating polish streets rights now. Let’s make a move and gain the streets back by funding a billboard! For every 300 euros raised, we can put up a billboard for one month in a polish city and thereby empower and create visibility for local queer communities in Poland!
Together with you and the community we will make the streets in Poland colorful again! Together we will stand up for the visibility of the LGBTIQ* community and demand equal rights and #LGBTIQFreedomZones all over Europe!
Here you can see our billboard design! This billboard features the outline of Krakow - the billboards will have different outlines depending on the city to empower the local community as much as possible.
So far this is the amount you have contributed to the cause. Thank you very much!
Our campaign in the media