Download ‘Solidarity with Polish Stonewall’-Poster

The announcement of a two months prison sentence for a LGBTI-activist led to unseen protests on the streets of Warsaw. Hundreds of LGBTI-activists convened in front of the offices of the Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH – Poland’s biggest LGBTI-organisation).  At least 48 activists were detained, and several were injured, after the police used excessive violence to crackdown on … Continue reading Download ‘Solidarity with Polish Stonewall’-Poster

Extraordinary European Council on Crackdown on LGBTI-Community in Poland?!

Yesterday evening, the announcement of a two months prison sentence for a LGBTI-activist led to unseen protests on the streets of Warsaw. Hundreds of LGBTI-activists convened in front of the offices of the Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH - Poland's biggest LGBTI-organisation).  At least 48 activists were detained Yesterday evening, and several were injured, after the police used extraordinary violence … Continue reading Extraordinary European Council on Crackdown on LGBTI-Community in Poland?!

A Europe without values is not worthy to be called a Union

The European Commission’s new LGBTI Equality Strategy has to go beyond the traditional trajectory of striving for rights for sexual and gender minorities. To tackle the problems the LGBTI-community is facing in Central and Eastern Europe, a comprehensive and geopolitical approach will be instrumental.  The Polish and Hungarian government started a cultural war, and they … Continue reading A Europe without values is not worthy to be called a Union

“They are trying to intimidate us”: Polish activists sued for exposing LGBTI Free Zones

Ordi Iuris, the Polish ultraconservative organisation, announced that they will legally represent 5 LGBTI Free Zones in a court case against the LGBTI activist that revealed them. Ordo Iuris has close connections to the Polish conservative government, who has over the last years made the judiciary less independent from the government. Jakub Gawron: “They are … Continue reading “They are trying to intimidate us”: Polish activists sued for exposing LGBTI Free Zones

Pride #2: Young And Queer In Poland & Anti-LGBTQ In USA (Podcast)

In the second episode, Rémy Bonny discusses with Dominik Kuc and Łukasz Jurewicz how it is to grow up in increasingly anti-LGBTQ Poland. The ultraconservatives don't limit their actions to Europe. With Heron Greenesmith(Political Research Associates), he discusses the anti-LGBTQ attacks in the United States. https://soundcloud.com/user-571030641/young-and-queer-in-poland-anti-lgbtq-in-usa-podcast

UK Gay Couple Targeted By Polish Minister Over Adoption Procedure

A British court has decided that the son of a Polish mother living in the UK (Aneta Zrobczyńska) is to be adopted. The woman learned from social services that a same-sex couple was to look after the child. The boy's mother refuses to agree. “If this is true, we will take all steps so that the child, if he must be adopted, … Continue reading UK Gay Couple Targeted By Polish Minister Over Adoption Procedure

30 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: LGBTQ As The State Enemy of Eastern Europe?

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, a gulf of liberalism embarked the European continent. Simultaneously the LGBTQ-movement started to flourish. Many Western European countries introduced LGBTQ-equality in their legal framework. Also, behind the former Iron Curtain, LGBTQ-groups started to form and professionalise. 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall state homophobia is … Continue reading 30 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: LGBTQ As The State Enemy of Eastern Europe?

Political Imprisonment In Poland: LGBTI-Activist Arrested

This morning, the Polish police arrested a 51-year-old woman suspected of desecrating the image of 'Our Lady of Częstochowa'. The police found the image on the streets in Płock - a city north of the Polish capital. After an investigation they found out that the 'culprit' was living in Warsaw. "This is political imprisonment in one … Continue reading Political Imprisonment In Poland: LGBTI-Activist Arrested

Polish Culture Minister: “Organising LGBT+ event is a provocation towards Pope John Paul II”

LGBT+ organisation Tolerado is organising a conference on 2 April in the European Solidarity Centre, but that’s ‘not done on the anniversary of the death of Pope Johan Paul II - according to deputy minister Jarosław Sellin.  The European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk commemorates the Polish fight against the communist rule in the 1980s - … Continue reading Polish Culture Minister: “Organising LGBT+ event is a provocation towards Pope John Paul II”