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MY IDENTITY IS NOT AN IDEOLOGY

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. They are making defamation, ignore trans* people and denying 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

MY ORIENTATION IS NOT AN IDEOLOGY 

In October 2020 the polish bishops' conference claimed homosexuality is unnatural and unhealthy. They also recommended eliminating it with therapy under special circumstances. Although Poland was one of the earliest countries to decriminalize same-sex love in the 1930's - much earlier than many western European countries. But since 1989, Poland changed into a conservative, Catholic country. In article 18 in the polish constitution, marriage is defined as a relationship between a woman and a man, so it is not possible to marry or register your partnership as a same-sex couple. They are also not allowed to adopt legally, and if you already have a child from an earlier relationship you only get child benefit as a married heterosexual couple. In 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 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!

I AM NOT AN IDEOLOGY

In 2020 Andrzej Duda won the presidential election by sending hate to the LGBTQ+ Community. He said that queer people are no humans but an ideology and worse than communism. He promised to ban same-sex marriage, adoption and relationships for LGBTQ+ and establish this in the Polish constitution. Poland has a big problem in the infrastructure for queer people. The smaller the city the fewer spaces for queer people. But even in big cities, there are very few. The problem lays in the fact that queer people are not seen even if they are visible. They are getting defamation, ignored and denied their identity. Terms are not taken seriously, put to the side and ignored. The catholic church and patriarchy, traditional politicians painting a picture of a queer threat that confuses people and the alleged fixed binary-system through "early sexualization" and "making the society gay".

Here you can find information about statistic of the situation of LGBTIQ+ People in Poland 

DO YOU NOT CARE? 

Allyship is needed by everyone. Everyone has to listen to the persons concerned, but also people outside of the LGBTQ+-Community have to give space to these people and supporting the fight to decrease the political pressure. But for an Allyship, you have to know from with position you are speaking. "When you speak out don't forget what social position [and privileges] you speaking from."

Here you can find information about what people can do to help, links to organisations and points of contact in Poland

I am not an ideology

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