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What happened last year in Poland?

What happened last year in Poland?

Last year, events in Poland seemed to be coming to a head. Only a year earlier – in 2019 – the first municipality in Poland had declared itself an “LGBT-free zone”. Then in July 2020, Andrzej Duda, who openly spreads his hatred towards queer people and promised to abolish the […]

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The Catholic Church in Poland

The Catholic Church in Poland

The Catholic Church in Poland actively participates in fomenting hatred against LGBTIQ* people. Polish Catholic patriarchs are highly respected within Polish society. The stance of the Catholic Church is based on the anti-communist resistance that led to the collapse of communism in Poland. With such strong backing, Catholic Church officials […]

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LGBT-FREE ZONES in Poland: stickers of a worldview.

LGBT-FREE ZONES in Poland: stickers of a worldview.

In February 2019, liberal Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski signs an avowal document. Two years later, almost a third of Polish cities and towns have declared themselves LGBT-free or even LGBT ideology-free zones. What happened? How did this unspeakable label, this nationally proud slogan that sounds more like 1933 than 2021, […]

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Links to Organisations and points of contact in Poland

Links to Organisations and points of contact in Poland

Stowarzyszenie Teczowka, The Iris AssociationThe association supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* people, and all non-heteronormative individuals by providing psychological and legal assistance. They organize meeting groups and other integration events. Read More

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Statistics on discrimination on LGBTIQ+ People in Poland

Statistics on discrimination on LGBTIQ+ People in Poland

A recent billboard campaign is covering some statistics about teenagers who are part of the LGBTIQ* Community. It shows that 75% of teenagers, who came out to their mother and 88% who came out to their father, are not accepted by them. If you know about the impact parents’ acceptance […]

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The situation of trans* and non-binary people in Poland

The situation of trans* and non-binary people in Poland

Among all of the members of the LGBTIQ* community in Poland, people who identify as trans* are at the highest risk of experiencing discrimination and prejudice-motivated violence. Apart from the harmful rhetoric of the government towards the LGBTIQ* community in Poland generally, trans* people are facing numerous obstacles in their […]

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