Tag Archives: Poland

POLAND: Extremists Block LGBT Rights March [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A few dozen right-wing extremists have blocked a gay rights march on its route to Poland’s holiest Catholic shrine while the prime minister was attending an event at the religious site. About 1,000 people with rainbow-colored banners and umbrellas were heading toward the Jasna Gora shrine in the southern city of Czestochowa when they came across ...

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POLAND: Gay Mayor Announces Presidential Bid

Gay Star News reports: Poland’s first openly gay mayor, might just become the country’s first ever openly gay president. Robert Biedroń is throwing his hat in the presidential campaign ahead of a national vote in 2020. Even though the election is a few years away, recent polls show one in every four Poles is willing to vote for Biedroń. This ...

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Poland To End Sunday Shopping Because Jesus

The Catholic Herald reports: Polish MPs have approved a bill that will phase out Sunday shopping by 2020. The Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, passed the bill by 254 to 156 to restrict Sunday shopping to the first and last Sunday of the month until the end of 2018, only on the last Sunday in the month in ...

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POLAND: 60,000 Nazis March, Hail Trump [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Tens of thousands of nationalists marched in a demonstration organized by far-right groups in Warsaw Saturday, as Poles celebrated their country’s Independence Day. But the march has become the largest Independence Day event in recent years, overshadowing official state observances and other patriotic events. Some participants expressed sympathy for xenophobic or white supremacist ideas, with one ...

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Poland’s First Lady Snubs Trump’s Handshake [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: President Donald Trump on Thursday reached out to shake the hand of Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the wife of Polish President Andrzej Duda, but he was rejected. Video shows Trump shaking Duda’s hand before reaching out to his wife. But Kornhauser-Duda walks right past the president to shake the hand of Melania Trump. Lol pic.twitter.com/KpAUObihVR — Billy Howell (@CoachBilly1) ...

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Trump Again Blasts “Fake News” And Brags That He “Made Them A Fortune” With The Apprentice [VIDEO]

At a joint press conference this morning with the Polish president, Trump fielded a question from the Daily Mail, who asked about CNN’s handling of the Reddit user who created his wrestling video. Via Mediaite: Putting North Korea on the back burner Trump pounced on CNN with obvious relish. “I think what CNN did was unfortunate for them. As you ...

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REPORT: Poland’s Government Promised White House They’ll Provide Cheering Crowds For Trump’s Visit

The Associated Press reports: Trump’s first trip to Europe as president in May saw a series of awkward encounters, including a tough speech to the leaders of NATO countries urging them to spend more on their armed forces, an uncomfortable handshake with France’s new president, and a caught-on-camera moment when Trump pushed past the prime minister of Montenegro, Europe’s newest ...

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POLAND: Thousands March In Warsaw Pride [VIDEO]

Deutsche Welle reports: The 17th annual ‘Equality Parade’ took place as Poland’s conservative government continues to oppose civil unions for same-sex couples. Organizers put the number at 50,000, while the police said 13,000 attended the parade, with 40 foreign embassies, including those of France and the US, expressing their support. The parade was intended to “draw attention to the rights ...

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POLAND: Auction Site Goes Globally Viral With Holiday Ad Depicting Elderly Man Learning English [VIDEO]

You may need a tissue for this. The Independent reports: A Polish Christmas advert, which has been viewed more than two-and-a-half million times, about a grandfather learning English is melting hearts worldwide. The advert, released by online auction website Allegro, starts with the elderly man receiving an “English For Beginners” audio set from the website. He then sets about becoming ...

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UNITED NATIONS: Russia Leads Effort To Block Resolution Calling For Decriminalizing Homosexuality

Radio Free Europe reports: Russia led an effort at the United Nations to strip language from an AIDS resolution that would have called for the decriminalization of homosexuality and drug use. Russia was joined by Iran, Poland, and several Gulf states in blocking the decriminalization language from being included in a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on June ...

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POLAND: Anti-LGBT Right Wing Party Takes Parliament

The chance of any advances for LGBT rights in Poland were dashed yesterday as an anti-LGBT right wing party won a commanding number of seats in Parliament. Reuters reports: Poland’s eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS) claimed victory on Sunday in a watershed election that risks putting the ex-communist state on a collision course with key European Union allies. Run ...

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POLAND: Gay Vatican Priest Defrocked After Coming Out On Eve Of Synod On The Family [VIDEO]

Early this month Vatican priest Krzystof Charamsa was sacked from his position at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith immediately after coming out on the eve of the synod on the family. Today he was defrocked by Polish Bishop Ryszard Kasyna. Yahoo News reports: The 43-year-old priest sparked outrage at the Vatican on October 3 by publicly declaring ...

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POLAND: Thousands Attend Fifteenth Annual Warsaw Pride Festival

Via the Associated Press: Thousands of activists have marched in scorching weather in Warsaw’s 15th yearly “Equality Parade,” confirming a growing public support for gay rights.The participants chanted in support of same sex marriage and the right for same-sex couples to adopt children. Carrying a huge rainbow-colored flag, they marched from the Parliament building, through the downtown Savior Square, where ...

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Poland Again Rejects Civil Unions

By a vote of 215-146, Polish lawmakers have rejected placing a civil unions bill on the agenda for the coming legislative session.  Nearly 100 legislators reportedly abstained or refused to vote. This is the fourth consecutive year that such an action was rejected. The 2013 attempt to pass a civil partnerships bill failed to advance by 17 votes. The head ...

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Poland Rejects Civil Unions

By a vote of 235-185, Polish lawmakers have rejected placing a civil unions bill on the agenda for the coming legislative session. This is the third consecutive year that such an action was rejected. The 2013 attempt to pass a civil partnerships bill failed to advance by 17 votes.

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POLAND: Pro Boxer Backs LGBT Rights

Poland’s struggling LGBT rights movement got a boost this week when a “wildly popular” boxer publicly expressed his support. Via New York Times: Dariusz Michalczewski, a world-famous pugilist who goes by the nickname Tiger, recently made headlines by announcing his support for one of the country’s most prominent gay rights groups, Shoulder to Shoulder on Equality — L.G.B.T. and Friends, ...

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Polish Foreign Minister: We Gave America A Blowjob And Got Nothing In Return

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Eurovision 2014: Poland’s Entry

“We are Slavic girls. We know how to use our charming beauty.” A Eurovision blogger reviews the clip: The opening scene of the video shows Donatan—lazy and clearly oversexed—struggling to get out of bed. His antiquated mobile phone and rural farmhouse smack of a man—indeed, a nation—behind the times. The suggestion that Warsaw is stuck in the dark ages continues ...

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POLAND: Archbishop Blames Divorced Parents For Pedophile Priests

“Many of these cases of (sexual) molestation could be avoided given a healthy relationship between parents. We often hear that this inappropriate attitude (pedophilia), or abuse, manifests itself when a child is looking for love. It (the child) clings, it searches. It gets lost itself and then draws another person into this. How many wounds are their in children’s hearts, ...

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Take THAT, Lech Walesa

This week former Polish president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa declared that gay rights are ridiculous and that LGBT lawmakers should be forced to sit in the back of Parliament.  Here’s a great result of Walesa’s assholery. Poland’s first gay and transgender lawmakers will sit on the front bench in Parliament this week in reaction to hostile remarks ...

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