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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 […]

Poland: First openly-gay MP says Wiosna won’t join alliance

Poland: First openly-gay MP says Wiosna won’t join alliance

(Reuters) – Poland’s third-largest political group, the new leftist Wiosna (Spring) party, said on Tuesday it would stand alone in national elections, dismissing calls to join an opposition alliance to take on the ruling nationalists. Its leader, Robert Biedron – Poland’s first openly gay lawmaker – said members had made the decision on Monday, the […]