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chopin

Swiss journalist Moritz Weber caused much angst in Poland this week with a radio broadcast called Chopin’s Men. Chopin remains an icon in the country of his birth nearly two centuries after his death. The notoriously homophobic country celebrates the composer as a national icon. Frédéric Chopin’s name decorates Warsaw’s largest airport as well as …

lloyd brodrick australian ambassador poland lgbt

Australia’s Ambassador to Poland has joined nearly 50 other diplomats to call on the Polish Government to end discrimination against its LGBTIQ+ community. Poland’s queer communities have recently come under increasing attack under right-wing leader Andrzej Duda. A hundred local regions have passed resolutions declaring themselves “LGBT-free zones”. Now Lloyd Brodrick, Australia’s Ambassador to Poland, …

poland monuments rainbow pride flag

Polish police have arrested three people over an LGBTIQ rights protest that saw a Jesus statue get a Pride flag makeover. Police in capital city Warsaw announced three people had been detained after the demonstration. Activists protesting against the government’s anti-LGBTIQ policies hung the flags off statues of Jesus Christ, astronomer Copernicus and the Mermaid …

poland gay couple rainbow masks coronavirus

A gay couple in Poland have handed out hundreds of rainbow face masks in the country’s so-called “LGBT-free” zones, to fight both homophobia and the coronavirus. Local leaders have declared a third of the country an “LGBT-free” zone, passing resolutions opposing “LGBT ideology” and vowing to avoid financially supporting NGOs who promote equal rights. But …

Witold Sadowy Poland

Witold Sadowy, a legend of Polish theatre as well as a movie actor and respected theatre critic and journalist recently came out as gay. He outed himself after turning 100 on 7 January this year. Witold Sadowy lost both his father and brother in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 when the Polish Home Army unsuccessfully …

poland lgbt free zones

Activists in Poland have showed a third of their country is a self-declared “LGBT-free” zone as local governments pass resolutions against “LGBT ideology”. In 12 months, more than 80 Polish municipal or local governments have proclaimed themselves to be “free from LGBTI ideology” through the pledges. Lawmakers in the areas passed the resolutions vowing to …