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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 […]