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CNN: ‘You don’t belong here’ In Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones,’ existing is an act of defiance

You know that being an activist is time consuming. The same about speaking with media. By your support I could dedicate myself and participate in so far on of the best reportages about not only LGBT-free zones but also Polish homophobia. Thank you! CNN: ‘You don’t belong here’ In Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones,’ existing is anCzytaj dalej „CNN: ‘You don’t belong here’ In Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones,’ existing is an act of defiance”

Associated Press: Under fire over LGBT rights, Polish leader blames activist

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Bart Staszewski felt angry and hopeless when local governments in Poland started passing resolutions last year declaring themselves to be free of “LGBT ideology.” The activist and filmmaker objected to the way conservative officials were using the word “ideology” to describe what he considers a natural desire for people who loveCzytaj dalej „Associated Press: Under fire over LGBT rights, Polish leader blames activist”

Zakrzówek city prepared lawsuit against me

Warsaw, As per on-line press release, the first commune that decided to sue me for violating personal rights is Zakrzówek city. They accuse me of attributing a homophobic face to the local authorities and the municipality: „The Zakrzówek commune welcomes everyone willingly, tourists, investors, we have no prejudices against anyone. The fact that Mr. StaszewskiCzytaj dalej „Zakrzówek city prepared lawsuit against me”

Bart Staszewski Announced as New Obama Foundation European Leader

The Inaugural and Fully Virtual Leaders: Europe Program Kicks Off on September 8, 2020 Warsaw– Today, Bart Staszewski announced that he has been selected as part of the inaugural, all-virtual Obama Foundation Leaders: Europe program, which kicks off on September 8, 2020. The first cohort is composed of 35 emerging leaders who represent 18 countriesCzytaj dalej „Bart Staszewski Announced as New Obama Foundation European Leader”

Wall Street Journal: LGBT Rights Are Flashpoint in Culture War Dividing Europe’s East and West

LGBT Rights Are Flashpoint in Culture War Dividing Europe’s East and West TUCHÓW, Poland—Last year, this small Polish town near the eastern edge of the European Union passed a resolution proclaiming itself a “municipality free of LGBT ideology.” In July, the EU responded by stripping funding for a program connecting Tuchów with a sister cityCzytaj dalej „Wall Street Journal: LGBT Rights Are Flashpoint in Culture War Dividing Europe’s East and West”

BALKANINSIGHT: Mass arrest of LGBT people marks turning point for Poland

Claudia Ciobanu, Warsaw Balkaninsight As BIRN reveals harrowing testimony about the mass arrests in Warsaw on Friday and amid subsequent actions by the police, LGBT activists warn that Poland is at a crossroads. “I arrived at the Copernicus monument at around nine in the evening, and I was just speaking to people when suddenly aCzytaj dalej „BALKANINSIGHT: Mass arrest of LGBT people marks turning point for Poland”

TIMES: #PolishStonewall: LGBTQ Activists Are Rallying Together After Police Violence at Protests in Warsaw

By Madeline Roache and Suyin Haynes at Times As LGBTQ activist Malgorzata Szutowicz, sits in solitary confinement for a fourth day in the city of Plock, central Poland, hundreds of people across the country are protesting in her name. On Friday, Margo, as she is more commonly known, was placed in pre-trial detention for two months, onCzytaj dalej „TIMES: #PolishStonewall: LGBTQ Activists Are Rallying Together After Police Violence at Protests in Warsaw”

National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NMPT) visits places of police detention after night arrest in Warsaw

NMPT representatives talked to 33 out of 48 people detained in relation to the protests after the arrest of an activist of the “Stop Bzdurom” (Stop Bullshit) grassroots team. Detainees pointed to the inadequacy of police actions and the chaos that prevailed in police stations Wasn’t it for the involvement of lawyers, many people wouldn’tCzytaj dalej „National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NMPT) visits places of police detention after night arrest in Warsaw”

Visit of a representative of the Ombudsman in the penitentiary facility in Płock, where Margot is in temporary custody

On 9 August 2020, Ewa Dawidziuk PhD, a representative of the Ombudsman and Director of the Team for the Execution of Punishments in the Ombudsman’s Office, performed on the spot examination in the Penitentiary Facility in Płock the respect for the rights of the temporarily arrested Margot.On August 8, 2020, an attempt to meet theCzytaj dalej „Visit of a representative of the Ombudsman in the penitentiary facility in Płock, where Margot is in temporary custody”

For victims of state oppression in Poland, Duda’s election victory is an undeniable sign of darker times to come

As a Polish citizen and LGBT+ activist, it’s becoming increasingly important to remain vigilant under the rising climate of hate speech in my country Andrzej Duda has won Poland’s presidential election after results released on Monday morning gave the incumbent 51.2 per cent of votes with almost all the ballots counted. His liberal challenger, Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor ofCzytaj dalej „For victims of state oppression in Poland, Duda’s election victory is an undeniable sign of darker times to come”


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