Entry #12467: Censorship of LGBT Issues in Poland

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RegionPoland
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusState-enforced
Start Datepast
End DateJun 1, 2020
DescriptionParts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate
Sourceshttps://rainbow-europe.org/#8653/0/0
Reports (3)
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Other "The LGBT-zones were unenforceable, and meant nothing. Also, most have now been reverted back."
  • Note field is incorrect "LGBT free zones were only used as a form of propaganda by the Law and Justice government to spread hate about the LGBT community in 2019-2020. At no point in time were pride events banned or repressed in voivodeships and counties that deemed themselves 'free of the LGBT ideology'"


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Deleted by aesper. wrong status

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Revision by Canadianstudent03. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate

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NoteParts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally, but as of 2023 this zones doesen’t exists anymoreParts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate
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Parts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally, but as of 2023 this zones doesen’t exists anymore brutally. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

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NoteParts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally Parts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally, but as of 2023 this zones doesen’t exists anymore
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Parts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally brutally, but as of 2023 this zones doesen’t exists anymore

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Benjs

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Revision by Canadianstudent03. Benjs

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Noteno laws restricting freedom of expression on the subject of LGBT+ peopleParts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally
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no laws restricting freedom of expression on the subject of LGBT+ people Parts of Poland have Called themselves LGBT “Free Zones” in which pride and other equality events are banned and repressed brutally

Revision by JuliaB. no laws restricting freedom of expression on the subject of LGBT+ people

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NoteOver a third of the country is a so called “LGBT+ Free Zone” in these regions, Equality marches and Other Events are Harshly Supressed no laws restricting freedom of expression on the subject of LGBT+ people
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Over a third of the country is a so called “LGBT+ Free Zone” in these regions, Equality marches and Other Events are Harshly Supressed no laws restricting freedom of expression on the subject of LGBT+ people

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Incorrect status

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NoteIn Poland, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.organisations in the country. Over a third of the country is a so called “LGBT+ Free Zone” in these regions, Equality marches and Other Events are Harshly Supressed
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In Poland, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.organisations in the country. Over a third of the country is a so called “LGBT+ Free Zone” in these regions, Equality marches and Other Events are Harshly Supressed

Revision by JuliaB. In Poland, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.organisations in the country.

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NoteIn Poland there have been so-called "Charters of the Rights of the Family" adopted by various local governments since 2019. Some recommendations have direct impact of the work and on the functioning of LGBT organisations in the country. Some local governments are currently implementing the Charter. In Poland, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.organisations in the country.
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In Poland there have been so-called "Charters of the Rights of the Family" adopted by various local governments since 2019. Some recommendations have direct impact of the work and on the functioning of LGBT organisations in the country. Some local governments are currently implementing the Charter. Poland, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.organisations in the country.

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. ILGA Europe has stated that in Poland local goverments are trying to block LGBT associations

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NoteThe EU does not allow for funding "LGBT-Free" zones and as such, these zones adopted very vague rules regarding censorship - which does NOT ban LGBT content. In Poland there have been so-called "Charters of the Rights of the Family" adopted by various local governments since 2019. Some recommendations have direct impact of the work and on the functioning of LGBT organisations in the country. Some local governments are currently implementing the Charter.
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The EU does not allow for funding "LGBT-Free" zones and as such, these zones adopted very vague rules regarding censorship - which does NOT ban LGBT content. In Poland there have been so-called "Charters of the Rights of the Family" adopted by various local governments since 2019. Some recommendations have direct impact of the work and on the functioning of LGBT organisations in the country. Some local governments are currently implementing the Charter.
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54191344https://rainbow-europe.org/#8653/0/0
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54191344 https://rainbow-europe.org/#8653/0/0

Revision by aesper. status wrong AGAIN

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NoteLGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones". The EU does not allow for funding "LGBT-Free" zones and as such, these zones adopted very vague rules regarding censorship - which does NOT ban LGBT content.
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LGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones". The EU does not allow for funding "LGBT-Free" zones and as such, these zones adopted very vague rules regarding censorship - which does NOT ban LGBT content.

Revision by Canadianstudent03. There is censorship

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Notethere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in PolandLGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones".
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there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland LGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones".
Sourcesthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54191344
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there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54191344

Revision by aesper. status incorrect again

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Revision by aesper. status

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Notethere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland, but the national television banned LGBT contentthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland
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there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland, but the national television banned LGBT content Poland
Sourcesthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland, but the national television banned LGBT contentthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland.
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there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland, but the national television banned LGBT content Poland.

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

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Notethere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Polandthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland, but the national television banned LGBT content
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there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland Poland, but the national television banned LGBT content
Sourcesthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Polandthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland, but the national television banned LGBT content
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there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland Poland, but the national television banned LGBT content

Revision by JuliaB. there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland

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NoteLGBT content is de-facto bannedthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland
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LGBT content is de-facto banned there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland
SourcesLGBT content is de-facto bannedthere is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland
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LGBT content is de-facto banned there is no law censoring LGBT+ people in Poland

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

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NoteLGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones". LGBT content is de-facto banned
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LGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones". content is de-facto banned
Sourcesthere are no state laws restricting the dissemination of LGBT+ endorsement content.LGBT content is de-facto banned
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there are no state laws restricting the dissemination of LGBT+ endorsement content. LGBT content is de-facto banned

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Revision by Canadianstudent03. In more than a third of the country, censorship is state enforced

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NoteMedia are free to speak out about sexual orientation and gender identity and to criticize the government's actions in this matter. Among the largest Polish TV stations and other news services, many of them openly support the rights of LGBT+ people.
In Polish law, there are also no provisions limiting the freedom of assembly of LGBT+ people and there are no provisions limiting the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.
LGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones".
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Media are free to speak out about sexual orientation and gender identity and to criticize the government's actions in this matter. Among the largest Polish TV stations and other news services, many of them openly support the rights of LGBT+ people. In Polish law, there are also no provisions limiting the freedom of assembly of LGBT+ people and there are no provisions limiting the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. LGBT-free zones are municipalities and regions of Poland that have declared themselves unwelcoming of LGBT "ideology", in order to ban equality marches and other LGBT events. By June 2020, some 100 municipalities and five voivodeships, encompassing a third of the country, had adopted resolutions which have been characterized as "LGBT-free zones".

JuliaB created this entry.