Poland with the new act banning the use of conversion pseudotherapies on the LGBT peoplePoland joins the group of European countries which parliament will discuss introducing legal ban on conversion therapies. A similar bill is currently in being proceeded in Germany and Ireland. In Poland the project was submitted to the parliament by a liberal party – Nowoczesna, which worked on the draft alongside the biggest Polish LGBT organization – Campaign Against Homophobia. The conversion pseudotherapies targeting the LGBT community have hit the headlines in Poland in March 2018, when the European Parliament published an annual report on the fundamental rights in the EU. The topic of pseudotherapies resurfaced in September of the same year, when...Ban conversion therapies
The Supreme Court of Poland rules against discrimination of LGBT persons in access to serviceThe Supreme Court’s sentence is a ground-breaking victory of equality in Poland! – commented Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH), Polish largest LGBT advocacy organization. The appeal for cassation issued by the Minister of Justice and Public Prosecutor General regarding the case of a printer who had refused to print a roll-up banner for an LGBT organization on the grounds of homophobia was dismissed. The prior decision of the Court which had found the printer guilty remains valid. The Supreme Court sentence is a ground-breaking victory of equality in Poland! Today marks a huge step towards the equality of LGBT rights and...equalitysupreme courtvictory zbigniew ziobro
Prosecutors Office in Poland wants to control same-sex couples – statementSame-sex couples living in Poland are feeling endangered. In an official document, the Deputy of Public Prosecutor General ordered for prosecutors to determine how many procedures are currently taking place regarding issuance of a certificate of marital status at the request of persons who married persons of the same sex abroad. After gaining that data prosecutors are to report their involvement in such procedures. We cannot allow for 2 millions of Polish LGBT people to live in fear of their country — wrote Campaign Against Homophobia (Kampania Przeciw Homofobii) in an official statement. The Deputy of Public Prosecutor General Robert...
Statement of KPH regarding the attack on club Pulse in OrlandoStatement of Campaign Against Homophobia regarding the attack on club Pulse in Orlando, FL. “While the Warsaw gay clubs and LGBTQI community centers were still full of people celebrating the biggest yet Equality Parade in Warsaw, the news from Orlando shocked and saddened us in Poland. We all refreshed our social media and news feeds with disbelief. This despicable, vile act of terrorism was impossible to grasp with one’s mind. While the death toll of the most bloody and deadly armed attack on the LGBTQI community on the US soil was on the rise, one thing became clear – this...
A series of attacks on KPH“This is the third attack on the Campaign Against Homophobia during the recent weeks. In the 15-year history of our organisation, we have never been attacked so frequently”- says Mirosława Makuchowska, the Vice President of Camaign Against Homophobia (KPH), commenting on the incidents, which resulted in breaking the windows of the KPH’s office. According to her, recent developments in Poland are to be blamed on politicians, who are giving consent to such behaviour by their actions. This is the third attack on KPH’s office in last month. Fist attack took place on 3rd of March, when three young men tried...
Another attack on KPH – CCTV recording“This is yet another attack on the Campaign Against Homophobia during the recent weeks. In the 15-year history of our organization, we have never been attacked so frequently”- says Mirosława Makuchowska, the Vice President of KPH, commenting on breaking the window pane at the office. According to her, recent developments in Poland are to be blamed on politicians, who are giving consent to such behavior by their actions. At the same time, Mirosława Makuchowska announced that KPH will intervene and launch a petition to the Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro. On the night of April 13th, a young man broke...
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