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Poland: Police protect LGBT marchers as tensions rise before election

Poland: Police protect LGBT marchers as tensions rise before election

(Reuters) – Polish anti-LGBT protesters clashed with riot police in the south-eastern city of Lublin on Saturday, just before a gay pride march that has highlighted increased social tensions in the devoutly Catholic nation ahead of an election next month. Nobody was hurt in the clashes, but police said they had detained at least 30 […]

Poland: Lublin Pride parade to go ahead Saturday despite protests

Poland: Lublin Pride parade to go ahead Saturday despite protests

(Reuters) – Alicja Sienkiewicz was attending a gay pride event in the Polish city of Bialystok in July, when a group of young men shouting expletives surrounded her wheelchair and hurled firecrackers. The 18-year-old student and gay-rights activist said she witnessed the group beating and kicking some parade participants, and hurling homophobic insults, prompting police […]

Poland: Kaczynski condemns gay pride marches as election nears

Poland: Kaczynski condemns gay pride marches as election nears

(Reuters) – Poland must resist the “travelling theatre” of gay pride marches, the leader of its conservative ruling party said on Sunday, as the staunchly Roman Catholic country gears up for a parliamentary election on October 13. Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has used LGBT rights as a key campaign issue, depicting them […]

Poland: Police presence strong at Pride march in wake of violence

Poland: Police presence strong at Pride march in wake of violence

More than 1000 people took part in a pride parade in the central Polish city of Plock protected by a cordon of armed police as LGBT rights became a hot button issue in Catholic Poland ahead of a parliamentary election in October. Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has made hostility to gays a […]

Warsaw: Pride parade attracts large crowd amid heated political debate

Warsaw: Pride parade attracts large crowd amid heated political debate

(Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people joined a Pride march in Warsaw yesterday, Saturday 8th June, as gay rights continue to become a major issue in Poland’s election campaign. The parade, which was expected to be the biggest of its kind in the city, came as the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party […]

Poland: Ruling party picks LGBT+ rights as election battlefront

Poland: Ruling party picks LGBT+ rights as election battlefront

(Reuters) – Poland’s ruling nationalist party aims to stem a decline in its popularity, ahead of two key elections this year, with warnings that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish culture, and should be blocked wherever possible. The Law and Justice Party (PiS) has condemned a new school sex education programme […]