Tag Archive | Poland
The European Parliament on Thursday condemned Poland for rolling back LGBT+ rights, and demanded that the European Union take action against the country’s nationalist government, including potentially denying it funding from the bloc. The Parliament voted by a large majority to adopt a resolution on human rights in the country, where municipalities have set up […]
(Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is resisting efforts by ultra-conservatives in the ruling coalition to step up a government crackdown on LGBT and women’s rights, wary of further hurting ties with the European Union, government sources say. The Law and Justice (PiS) government angered Brussels by using language during the campaign for a […]
(Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive said on Wednesday there was no place in the bloc for so-called ‘LGBT-free zones’, a pointed criticism of Poland’s nationalist government pushing to curb the rights of LGBT people. “LGBTQI-free zones are humanity free zones. And they have no place in our (European) Union,” European Commission President Ursula […]
A prominent gay politician in Poland has compared the government’s repeated attacks on the LGBT+ community to the way Jewish people were ‘dehumanised’ in the run-up to World War Two. LGBT+ rights are increasingly contested in Poland, where President Andrzej Duda was re-elected in July, after an acrimonious campaign, in which he proposed a constitutional […]
The LGBT+ activist whose arrest sparked protests that were dubbed the ‘Polish Stonewall,’says she is not afraid to resume her hunger strike and die, if that turns the tide against homophobia in Poland. “Dying from hunger is not the worst option when people are threatening you to be beaten to death,” Margot Szutowicz said, alternating […]
Leading arts figures including director, Pedro Almodovar, and writer, Margaret Atwood, have called on Europe to intervene on behalf of LGBT+ people in Poland, saying their rights are being “blatantly violated”. More than 70 top arts figures signed the open letter to European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, organised by Polish writer, Olga Tokarczuk, […]
(Reuters) – A Polish town that lost European Union funding after it set up a zone free of “LGBT ideology” will receive government financial support, Poland’s justice minister said on Tuesday. The ruling nationalists’ position against gay rights has become a flash-point in a culture war pitting the religious right against more liberal-minded Poles.
(Reuters) – Hundreds of Polish nationalists and defenders of LGBT rights faced off against each other on opposite sides of a street in central Warsaw on Sunday. The nationalists burnt a rainbow flag, while the LGBT activists painted one on the street. The groups shouted abuse at each other, separated by a line of several […]
Poland warned on Friday it could mount a legal challenge to the European Union’s decision to withhold funding to towns accused of setting up so-called LGBT-free zones, in an escalation of a growing row over the issue. LGBT+ rights have become a divisive issue in Poland, whose ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) says their […]
LGBT+ rights have become a flashpoint in Poland, pitching the conservative government against LGBT+ activists. On Friday, 48 people were arrested at a demonstration, protesting the arrest of an LGBT+ activist in Warsaw accused of draping rainbow flags over statues, intensifying the battle between LGBT+ rights supporters and the nationalist government.