Olsztyński Marsz Równości / Olsztyn Pride March
Olsztyn, Poland. Population: 172 000
Stowarzyszenie Tęczowe Opole / Rainbow Opole Association
Opole, Poland. Population: 130 000
Instytut Równości / Equality Institute
Zielona Góra, Poland. Population: 141 000
Stowarzyszenie Stan Równości / State of Equality Association
Bydgoszcz, Poland. Population: 360 000
Stowarzyszenie Lambda Warszawa / Lambda Warszawa Association
Warszawa, Poland. Population: 1 800 000
Kaliski Marsz Równości / Kalisz Pride March
Kalisz, Poland. Population: 100 000
Stowarzyszenie Queerowy Maj / Queer May Association
Kraków, Poland. Population: 779 000
Stowarzyszenie Fabryka Równości / Equality Factory Association
Łódź, Poland. Population: 683 000
Fundacja Warto być równym nad Wartą / Warto być równym nad Wartą Foundation
Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. Population: 120 000
Marsz Równości w Rzeszowie / Pride March in Rzeszow
Rzeszów, Poland. Population: 196 000
Stowarzyszenie Lambda Szczecin / Lambda Szczecin Association
Szczecin, Poland. Population: 380 000
Tęczowa Częstochowa / Rainbow Czestochowa
Częstochowa, Poland. Population: 220 000
Miłość Nie Wyklucza / Love Does Not Exclude Association
Warsaw, Poland. Population: 1 800 000
Płocki Marsz Równości / Plock Pride March
Płock, Poland. Population: 120 000
Marsz Równości w Gnieźnie / Pride March in Gniezno
Gniezno, Poland. Population: 68 000
Stowarzyszenie Tęczówka / Tęczówka Association
Katowice, Poland. Population: 300 000
Prowincja Równości / The Province of Equality
Kielce, Poland. Population: 196 000
Kultura Równości / Culture of Equality
Wrocław, Poland. Population: 640 000
Tęczowy Tarnów / Rainbow Tarnow
Tarnów, Poland. Population: 108 000
Grupa Stonewall / Stonewall Group
Poznań, Poland. Population: 535 000
Stowarzyszenie Marsz Równości w Lublinie / Pride March Association in Lublin
Lublin, Poland. Population: 342 000
Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Osób LGBT Tolerado / Association for LGBT People Tolerado
Trójmiasto (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot), Poland. Population: 748 000
Fundacja Równość / Equality Foundation
Kraków/Nowy Sącz/other, Poland. Population: 779 000 / 83 000
The situation of LGBT+ people in Poland is the hardest since we remember.
The party "Law and Justice" (PiS), which has been in rule since 2015, targeted us as scapegoats and are warming up hatred against us. Their co-operate tightly with Catholic Church, neo-nazi groups and religious fundamentalist groups like "Ordo Iuris".
First they called us "destroyers of family", "perverts", "sodomites", then "a disease, a plague", then "paedophiles" lobbying for sex-education, which they call "teaching children how to masturbate at the age of 4, and consenting sex at 6".
Then, their politicians in local governments declared their communities "LGBT-free zones". As of today, a hundred of municipalities, counties, regions, covering 1/3 of Poland's area and population, have this status. Our Pride Marches in the East and South are violently attacked by neo-nazis and religious groups. Białystok Pride turns into riot and pogrom attempt. Amount of hate crimes and suicide attempts grows rapidly.
Recently, their top politicians were saying: "they are not equal to normal people", "Poland without LGBT is most beautiful", "it's only an ideology", "LGBT are not people". One of them is recently re-elected president Andrzej Duda.
We got many questions from the civilized world: how we can help you?
You can help.
- Make our voice be heard. Tell your friends, fellow activists, journalists, local or central politicians, MPs, MEPs, what is happening here.
- Protest in front of Poland's embassies or other institutions in your cities.
- Your groups, NGOs, are welcome to make twin partnerships with our NGOs. Let's talk, meet, visit each other. A contact with people who live in a normal world gives us hope that we'll finally achieve it too.
- Come to our Prides. In big cities and in the North-West they are relatively safe. Contact Pride organizers to get help in arranging your safe arrival and departure, and your stay.
- Make a banner or display for Poland at your Prides.
- Help us financially. We are cut off from government funds, running our NGOs mostly on private donations and volunteer work of our activists.
Here you'll find our contact data and paypal or other form of donation details.
Thank you, together we stand.