NEWS: Poland attempt to pass abortion ban and “regressive sexuality education laws”

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“Attempting to rush [laws] through under the cover of the COVID-19 crisis is unconscionable” BY CHARLIE VOGELSANG Two “recklessly regressive” bills that seek to ban abortions and criminalise sex education, whilst comparing homosexuality with paedophilia, are scheduled to be debated in Poland’s Parliament today. Both bills were initially introduced in March 2018 and October 2019 [….]

#JestemLGBT: The Polish LGBTQI community fights back against homophobia

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“We are normal people who can be found everywhere, in the store, on the street, in the office” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI On 21 July, Białystok’s first ever Pride march was met with violent opposition. As reported by Amnesty International, people were kicked to the ground, rainbow flags were burned, and insults were shouted aggressively at [….]

Olga Chajdas on realising her dream film project, Nina

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“Growing up in Poland you missed out on the culture of LGBT+ films” BY ANGELA NEEDHAM I meet Olga Chajdas at a bar on a late afternoon in London. It’s January, it’s dark and it’s due to snow. Wrapped in my thickest scarf and puffiest coat, I felt like a character in Chajdas’ debut film, [….]