What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles
Supporters of equal rights for LGBT Poles take part in the 17th Equality Parade, Warsaw, Poland, June 3, 2017 (AP photo by Czarek Sokolowski).

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on LGBT rights and discrimination in various countries around the world.

The climate for LGBT Poles has deteriorated under the Law and Justice Party, which came to power in 2015. Attacks on LGBT individuals and organizations are on the rise; legal protections against discrimination remain limited; and curricula reforms privilege nationalist themes over messages of tolerance. In an email interview, A. Chaber, executive director of the Campaign Against Homophobia, explains how LGBT activists are trying to adapt.

WPR: What is the current state of LGBT rights in Poland, and how has it evolved in recent years?

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