About us

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    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.

    • We believe that full equality means marriage equality for all.
    • We believe that all families have the right to be happy, safe and respected.
    • We believe that Love Does Not Exclude.

    Who we are

    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.

    Our goals

    • To educate and to promote the idea of marriage equality in Poland
    • To build a community of allies, public persons, non-governmental organizations and political parties supporting the right to marry for all
    • To support and strengthen the LGBT+ community in Poland
    • To gather knowledge and know-how
    • To create legal tools for preparing the introduction of marriage equality law in Poland.

    What we do

    Marriage Equality. Beginners’ Guide

     

    Równość małżeńska. Przewodnik dla początkującychWe 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.

    Continuous social campaign

    Kampania

    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.

    Social media

    Media społecznościowe

    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.

    Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

    Alliance for marriage equality

    Sojusznicy

    We build a community of allies of marriage equality.

    Social research

    Badania społeczne

    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.

    Legal tools and lobbying

    Polityka

    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.

    Strategic litigation

    LItygacja strategiczna

    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.

    LGBT+ visibility

    WidocznośćWe 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”).

    Strengthening LGBT+ community

    SpołecznośćWe 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.

     

    If you believe that Love Does Not Exclude, work with us for equality!

    Connect with us

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

    Stay in touch

    Tell us about your experiences and ideas: [email protected]

    Make a donation for marriage equality in Poland

    Stowarzyszenie Miłość Nie Wyklucza
    ul. Kolejowa 47A/69, 01-210 Warszawa, Poland
    Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas
    SWIFT/BIC: PPABPLPKXXX
    IBAN: PL61 2030 0045 1110 0000 0357 3360