The LGBT+ community in Poland faces an unprecedented scale of state-endorsed persecutions.
The president calls us “an ideology,” bishops call us “a plague,” public media suggest we want to harm children.
1/3 of territory of Poland has declared itself “LGBT-free.”
In August, police arrested 50 people for protesting – snatching people from the streets for wearing rainbow emblems.
Every day, we learn about new cases of violence against LGBT+ people.
Help us push back against hate and pull through the growing violence.
We need your solidarity, support, and action!
- Marriage Equality. Beginners’ Guide
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.
- 'Article 18'. First documentary on (lack of) marriage equality in Poland
“Article 18” is the first documentary on (lack of) marriage equality in Poland realised by a team of volunteers from Love Does Not Exclude Association.
It follows two Polish same-sex couples who emigrated to the United Kingdom to get married and raise their children. Parallel to their stories the film explains the political, societal, and religious background of Polish homophobia and the growing gap between ideals of freedom and equality after the fall of communism. You can watch it here
- Continuous social campaign
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
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 Tik tok.
- Alliance for marriage equality
We build a community of allies of marriage equality.
- Social research
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. We publish regular updates on the report and monitor social support trends.
- Legal tools and lobbying
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
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
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”).
- Strengthening LGBT+ community
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.
If you believe that Love Does Not Exclude, work with us for equality!
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Stowarzyszenie Miłość Nie Wyklucza
ul. Wspólna 61/102, 00-687 Warsaw, Poland
Bank BNP Paribas
IBAN: PL61 2030 0045 1110 0000 0357 3360
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