Statement on Poland’s Presidential Result


Following the re-election of Andrzej Duda as Poland's President, the future of the country’s LGBTQ+ community is now under threat.

Duda’s campaign used anti-LGBT rhetoric to drum up support, claiming LGBT rights were an "ideology" more destructive than communism. He signed a "Family Charter" of election proposals, including pledges to prevent gay couples from marrying or adopting children and plans to ban teaching on LGBTQ+ issues in schools.


In an index published last month, Poland is now considered the worst performing country in the EU when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. Nearly 100 local Polish governments, about 1/3 of the country are pledging to become “LGBT-Free Zones” where promotion of equality is banned.


Many of InterMedia UK’s member organisations have offices in the country and we want to support our LGBTQ+ colleagues. As many Poles now face a fight for basic rights, we ask you to sign the following petitions addressed to the EU as well as twinned towns with Partner Polish towns:


https://action.allout.org/en/a/poland/

https://www.change.org/p/mateusz-morawiecki-pass-laws-that-would-protect-lgbt-people-in-poland-and-abolish-current-anti-lgbt-laws

https://action.allout.org/en/a/to-poland-with-love/

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