The Strasbourg Court has ordered Poland to recognize the rights of same-sex couples. The denial of civil unions and marriage equality is discrimination. “Mr. Prime Minister, let’s meet,” say LGBT+ organizations and lawyers.The Strasbourg Court has ordered Poland to recognize the rights of same-sex couples. The denial of civil unions and marriage equality is discrimination. “Mr. Prime Minister, let’s meet,” say LGBT+ organizations and lawyers. Today (December 12, 2023) the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in a case against Poland brought by five Polish same-sex couples seeking legal recognition of their relationships. The ruling states that Poland has violated the Convention and has an obligation to introduce legal protection for same-sex couples. The form of this protection shall be appropriate and shall protect same-sex couples effectively. The verdict comes after...
We have a chance for a democratic governmentWill the election results change the lives of LGBT+ people for the better? The State Election Commission has announced the official election results – we know the composition of the Sejm and Senate for the next term. There is a chance to form a democratic coalition government that can bring the necessary changes and bring us closer to a Poland of equal rights and safety for LGBT+ people. Without this, we cannot speak of democracy. The democratic opposition so far, i.e. the Civic Coalition, the New Left and the Third Way won 248 seats (i.e. a parliamentary majority) in the...
Polish government’s policies are ruining the lives of LGBT+ people: we are publishing the Report on the social situation of LGBTA people in Poland in the years 2019-2020.The ever-thickening aura of homophobia and transphobia, rising scale of aggression and strengthening experiences of depression and suicidal thoughts are just some of the factors that lead LGBT+ people to consider leaving Poland. The Report on the social situation of LGBTA people in Poland in the years 2019-2020 illustrated the disastrous image of the reality and the perspectives of the non-heteronormative persons in the country. The 6th edition of the study, was conducted for the second time by the scientists from the Centre for Research on Prejudice at the University of Warsaw, as commissioned by the Campaign Against Homophobia and...LGBTpolandreport social sitiuation
The Atlas of Hate due to appear in court. The first two hearings are set for JulyThe Atlas of Hate team will appear in court with slander lawsuits being directed at them by local government units that adopted “anti-LGBT Ideology” resolutions, or the Family Rights Charter. They stand to be liable for at least 165,000 PLN (over 36,000 EUR). The first hearing is due on July 20th in Ostrołęka, the next on July 29th in Nowy Sącz. The Atlas of Hate team is made up of 4 people—Kuba Gawron, Kamil Maczuga, Paulina Pająk and Paweł Preneta. They met on the Internet, during a wave of local government adopting anti-LGBT resolutions to monitor their actions. Based on...Activismatlas of hateCourtLaw Slapp
The end of anti-LGBT zones in Poland – #InfringementNOW CampaignThe Campaign Against Homophobia does not stop in the fight against LGBT-free zones. After last September, when KPH together with All Out handed over a 350,000 signatures petition on homophobia in Poland to the Commissioner Helena Dalli and displayed an appeal on the building of the European Commission, the time has come for the #InfringementNOW campaign. KPH, using Twitter and the infringement procedure, wants to put pressure on EU commissioners to send back the so-called anti-LGBT zones to the homophobic dustbin of Polish history. Ursula von der Leyen has repeatedly condemned homophobia in Poland, but words are not enough. LGBT-free...CampaignInfrimgmentNow lgbt-free zones
Polish Stonewall? Campaign Against Homophobia statement on protests against the politicized arrest of an LGBT activist and brutal police repressionYesterday’s events in the capital of Poland will forever be remembered by the Polish LGBTQIA movement. Shocking images of police abuse will always stay in our memory. The sense of pride, power and solidarity that we experienced during yesterday’s riots will remain in our hearts. Cannons have been launched against the rainbow and there is no turning back. Yesterday, Friday, August 7, the court issued an outragous verdict: it concurred with the prosecution’s appeal and ordered pre-trial detention for Margot, an activist of the queer Stop Nonsense [Stop Bzdurom] collective, for two months on charges of assaulting and destroying a...MargotPoliceProtestsStatementstonewall Violence
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