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EU: Polish regions at risk of lost funding over ‘LGBT-free’ zones

EU: Polish regions at risk of lost funding over ‘LGBT-free’ zones

The European Commission has written to five Polish regional councils urging them to abandon declarations that they are “LGBT-free” in order to receive funding, one of the councils affected confirmed last week. The European Union executive is currently at loggerheads with Poland and Hungary over issues ranging from LGBT rights to press freedoms. In July […]

Opinion: EU must follow ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’ declaration with action

Opinion: EU must follow ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’ declaration with action

The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday declaring the European Union (EU) an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone. This is in response to the proliferation of municipalities across Poland, more than 100 to date, which declared themselves so-called ‘LGBT-free zones’, as anti-LGBT+ rhetoric and promises were used by political leaders in election campaigns. In the same week […]

EU declares itself an LGBT+ ‘Freedom Zone’

EU declares itself an LGBT+ ‘Freedom Zone’

The European Parliament voted to declare the European Union an ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’, as Poland plans to bar same-sex couples from adopting. The European Union’s parliament symbolically declared the bloc an ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’ on Thursday, in its latest move to censure Hungary and Poland, for their curbs on LGBT+ rights.