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Video: Protesters Light Rainbow Structure on Fire in Poland

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 15, 2013
Extreme right protesters in Poland set a promenade rainbow structure in Warsaw on Nov. 11 during an Independence Day March.

Quaint Finnish Homes in Warsaw Face Destruction

By Vanessa Gera | Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
A colony of historical Finnish wooden houses built just after World War II now face destruction.

Polish Lawmakers Protest Walesa’s Anti-Gay Rant

Wednesday Mar 6, 2013
Poland’s first openly gay and transsexual lawmakers took seats on the front bench of Parliament Wednesday to protest hostile remarks by former President Lech Walesa.

Polish Transgender Lawmaker Loses Shot at Top Post

By Vanessa Gera | Friday Feb 8, 2013
Poland’s first transgender lawmaker lost the chance to be deputy speaker for her leftwing party when lawmakers voted overwhelming to keep the incumbent in the job.

Poland Rejects Draft Laws for Unmarried Couples

Friday Jan 25, 2013
Poland’s lawmakers have rejected three separate draft laws that were intended to give legal rights to unmarried couples, including same-sex ones.

Polish Court Approves Same-Sex Couple Inheritance

Thursday Nov 29, 2012
Poland’s Supreme Court said Wednesday that a same-sex partner can inherit the right to a deceased’s rented apartment.

In Surprise Move, Poland’s Conservative Party to Introduce Civil Unions

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 7, 2012
In a surprise turnaround, Poland’s conservative party announced this week it will introduce a bill that would legalize civil unions for same sex-couples.

East Europe Gays,Lesbians March in Show of Pride

By Vanessa Gera | Monday Jun 4, 2012
Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance.

Right-Wing Polish Party’s Homophobic Icon Raises Howls

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 1, 2011
Earlier this week a Polish court allowed a far-right movement to officially register an anti-gay symbol as its logo, the AFP reported in a Nov. 23 article.

Transsexual Makes Debut in New Polish Government

By Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera | Tuesday Nov 8, 2011
A transsexual woman and an openly gay man took seats in Poland’s newly elected parliament Tuesday, historic firsts that reflect profound social change in this traditionally Roman Catholic country.