17 May 2013
Interview: Anna Grodzka on life as Poland’s only openly trans MP
In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Anna Grodzka, currently the only serving openly transgender MP in Poland, and the world, talks of the struggles that the trans community face in her native country.
22 April 2013
World’s only transgender MP to give Kaleidoscope Trust lecture
Polish MP Anna Grodzka is to give the annual Kaleidoscope Trust lecture to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
13 March 2013
Poland: Former president will not face hate crime charges for anti-gay comments
Prosecutors have confirmed that they will not press charges against the former Polish President for saying that gay MPs should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
11 March 2013
Poland: New poll contradicts former President’s claims that 95% of people agree that gay MPs should ‘sit behind a wall’
A new report has been published contradicting claims by the former Polish president that 95% of Polish people supported his view that gay MPs should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
6 March 2013
Poland: First gay and trans MPs take front-bench seats protesting former president’s anti-gay remarks
Polands first openly gay and trans lawmakers took front bench seats of the Polish parliament on Wednesday to protest against remarks made by a former president who said gay members should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
6 March 2013
Poland: Ex-president Lech Walesa defends anti-gay remarks by saying 95% agree with him
Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland continues to resist calls and petitions to apologise for his anti-gay comments, and says he has received supportive letters from Polish citizens.
4 March 2013
Former Polish President refuses to apologise for saying gay people should sit ‘behind a wall’ in parliament
The former President of Poland has refused to apologise for comments made in a TV interview, during which he said that gay people should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
4 March 2013
Poland: Former president says the place for gay people in parliament is ‘behind a wall’
Lech Walesa, a former Polish President famous for his human rights campaigns, caused outrage after he said that gay people should have a minor role in politics to reflect their minority status in a TV interview.
1 March 2013
Poland: Deputies strike down three civil partnership bills
Deputies in Warsaw have rejected three bills which could have begun the process of allowing civil partnerships for gay couples in Poland.
18 February 2013
Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia means people are leaving Poland
Polish Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia in Poland explains why many LGBT people end up leaving the country.
8 February 2013
Polish trans MP Anna Grodzka loses out on deputy speaker job in parliamentary vote
Anna Grodzka, the transgender MP who had been a contender for the position of deputy speaker, has lost out in a parliamentary vote that chose to keep the incumbent deputy speaker in the role.
1 February 2013
Polish MP opposes equal marriage because ‘gays are no use whatsoever to society’
An Member of Parliament for the right-wing Polish opposition party has made homophobic remarks in a speech at a recent debate around the legalisation of equal marriage in the country.
31 January 2013
Update: Poland’s first trans MP officially nominated for deputy speaker job in Parliament
Poland's first trans MP has been nominated to fill the position of deputy speaker in the country's parliament.
25 January 2013
Polish Parliament rejects three bills to extend rights to gay couples
Three draft laws which would have recognised unmarried couples, including same-sex ones, and offered legal rights to inheritance, medical information and alimony, have been voted against in the Polish Sejm today.
9 January 2013
Poll: Support for marriage equality in Poland doubled over nine years, but remains low
According to a new poll, support for equal marriage in Poland has doubled since 2003, but still remains low.
14 December 2012
Polish journalist says he risks being deported from USA for being bisexual and not gay
Ivo Widlak, a bisexual Polish investigative journalist has said that he risks being deported from the United States because local immigration officials cannot understand the nature of his marriage to a bisexual woman.
5 December 2012
Poland: Gay man wins homophobia case against Danish supermarket Netto
A Polish gay man who was branded a ‘faggot’ by his former supermarket manager has won a discrimination case.
13 September 2012
Poland: HIV infections on the rise for gay men due to ‘risky’ sexual behavior
A study in Poland shows there were 992 new HIV infections reported in the country last year, and that two thirds of those who tested positive for the virus were in the gay community.
3 September 2012
Poland moves towards introducing civil partnerships
Poland’s ruling centre-right party, Platforma Obywatelska (PO), has announced that it will introduce legislation allowing gay couples to have civil unions.
8 June 2012
Poland: Teaching materials for nurses ‘calls gays socially dangerous’
Anger has been expressed over teaching materials for nurses in Poland which reportedly describe homosexuality as a 'pathology'.