“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://open.spotify.com/episode/6yGltIypaTiqFT0G1soNBZ Available on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Deezer.

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”

Polish Gay Party Leader Robert Biedron releases 5 plans for more LGBT+ Equality

Today, the openly homosexual party leader Robert Biedron, announced a five-point plan to reach more LGBT+ equality in Poland. He did that while chalking a rainbow in front of the Polish Presidential Palace in Warsaw. This are the five points which Biedron proposed Today: Registered partnerships Marriage equality Protection against hate speech and hate crimes … Continue reading Polish Gay Party Leader Robert Biedron releases 5 plans for more LGBT+ Equality

Polish leader to LGBT+ and supporters: “Hands off our children”

Polish ruling politician Jarosław Kaczyński confirmed during a meeting of his party Law & Justice (PiS) that LGBTQI (in)tolerance will become the main election campaign theme. "It's all about election strategy", according to political scientist Rémy Bonny. (This article has a copyright disclaimer - see below) "The vice-president of Warsaw has made it clear - … Continue reading Polish leader to LGBT+ and supporters: “Hands off our children”