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Video: Protesters Light Rainbow Structure on Fire in Poland

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 15
Extreme right protesters in Poland set a promenade rainbow structure in Warsaw on Nov. 11 during an Independence Day March.

Quaint Finnish Homes in Warsaw Face Destruction

HOME | By Vanessa Gera | Mar 20
A colony of historical Finnish wooden houses built just after World War II now face destruction.

Polish Lawmakers Protest Walesa’s Anti-Gay Rant

Poland’s first openly gay and transsexual lawmakers took seats on the front bench of Parliament Wednesday to protest hostile remarks by former President Lech Walesa.

Polish Transgender Lawmaker Loses Shot at Top Post

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Feb 8
Poland’s first transgender lawmaker lost the chance to be deputy speaker for her leftwing party when lawmakers voted overwhelming to keep the incumbent in the job.

Poland Rejects Draft Laws for Unmarried Couples

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 25
Poland’s lawmakers have rejected three separate draft laws that were intended to give legal rights to unmarried couples, including same-sex ones.

Polish Court Approves Same-Sex Couple Inheritance

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 29
Poland’s Supreme Court said Wednesday that a same-sex partner can inherit the right to a deceased’s rented apartment.

In Surprise Move, Poland’s Conservative Party to Introduce Civil Unions

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 7
In a surprise turnaround, Poland’s conservative party announced this week it will introduce a bill that would legalize civil unions for same sex-couples.

East Europe Gays,Lesbians March in Show of Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Jun 4
Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance.

Right-Wing Polish Party’s Homophobic Icon Raises Howls

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 1
Earlier this week a Polish court allowed a far-right movement to officially register an anti-gay symbol as its logo, the AFP reported in a Nov. 23 article.

Transsexual Makes Debut in New Polish Government

INTERNATIONAL | By Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera | Nov 8
A transsexual woman and an openly gay man took seats in Poland’s newly elected parliament Tuesday, historic firsts that reflect profound social change in this traditionally Roman Catholic country.

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