Entry #10120: Censorship of LGBT Issues in Poland

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RegionPoland
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusState-enforced
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionDiscrimination is illegal under the Polish Constitution. However, in practice the ruling government party has supported several Polish municipalities which have been declared "LGBT-free zones", and LGBT references are removed from broadcasts by state TV and film distributors.
Sourceshttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/09/lgbtq-activists-poland-battle-growing-hostility-countrys-powerful/ https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/03/11/poland-onward-sexuality-specter-lesbian-censorship-translation-russia-pixar-disney/
Reports (1)
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Revision by beeurd

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NoteSeveral Polish municipalities have been declared "LGBT-free zones" with support from the ruling party, and LGBT references are removed from broadcasts by state TV and film distributors.Discrimination is illegal under the Polish Constitution. However, in practice the ruling government party has supported several Polish municipalities which have been declared "LGBT-free zones", and LGBT references are removed from broadcasts by state TV and film distributors.

Revision by beeurd

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ValueOther punishmentState-enforced
Reports (1)
  • Other "Theoretically it's true, but these LGBT-free zones are against the Polish constitution which forbids all discrimination (article 32)"

Revision by beeurd

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ValueNo censorshipOther punishment
NoteIn Poland, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.Several Polish municipalities have been declared "LGBT-free zones" with support from the ruling party, and LGBT references are removed from broadcasts by state TV and film distributors.
Sourceshttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/09/lgbtq-activists-poland-battle-growing-hostility-countrys-powerful/ https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/03/11/poland-onward-sexuality-specter-lesbian-censorship-translation-russia-pixar-disney/
Reports (1)
  • Other "National TV channel - TVP is censoring every symbol that may be associated with LGBT (for example, singer's make up was deleted because it had rainbow colours. they literally photoshoped her face so the rainbow would not be showing.)"

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