Love Does Not Exclude Association — Stowarzyszenie Miłość Nie Wyklucza is a national non-governmental organization committed to introducing marriage equality in Poland. Our goal is to ensure the right to marry for all, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Love Does Not Exclude was founded in 2009 (at first as an informal group) by a team of activists, volunteers and allies committed to securing full equality for LGBT+ persons, especially in terms of their right to marry. Based in Warsaw, we work on a national level, cooperating with several LGBT+ organizations as well as other groups, institutions and individuals who share our ideals of equality.
We published the first open-licensed “manual” on marriage equality in Poland: "Równość małżeńska. Przewodnik dla początkujących" ("Marriage Equality. Beginners’ Guide"). It provides answers to frequently asked questions and to arguments against same-sex marriage, explaining the possible consequences of introducing of marriage equality. The book provides its readers with the best tool in the fight for equality: knowledge.Download the manual [Polish]
We have been running a continuous social campaign for the right to marry since 2009. Our legal experts co-wrote the civil unions bills introduced to the Polish parliament in 2013.
We reach a community of more than 30 thousand followers via social media. We run one of the most visible fanpages addressing LGBT+ issues in Poland. We react, inform and engage.
We build a community of allies of marriage equality.
We conduct social research. In 2015 we published reports on support and attitudes towards marriage equality in Poland (nationwide quantitative poll) and qualitative reports on LGBT+ community in Poland.Download full reports [Polish]
We are lobbying for equality and developing legal tools. We consult with political parties and public institutions, write drafts of bills and participate in press conferences, representing the voice of LGBT+ community.
Together with a coalition of LGBT+ and human rights organizations, as well as law firms, we initiated strategic litigation by supporting the case of several Polish same-sex couples who will sue the Polish state in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
We work for stronger LGBT+ community and organizations in Poland. We organize congresses and meetings of activists, build coalitions, and drive cooperation between different groups and associations.
We support the organizers of Warsaw Pride (Parada Równości) and other marches in several cities all over the country. We ensure visibility of LGBT+ community during public demonstrations for democracy and women’s rights by running the “Rainbow for Democracy” campaign (“Tęcza dla demokracji”).
Stowarzyszenie Miłość Nie Wyklucza
ul. Kolejowa 47A/69, 01-210 Warszawa, Poland
Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas
IBAN: PL61 2030 0045 1110 0000 0357 3360