Poland suffers from increasing homophobia. In the run-up to the 2019 parliamentary elections, the PiS party pledged to protect the Polish population from lesbian, gay and bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski portrayed them as a threat to the traditional family, Polish identity and state.
Human rights defenders are often harassed and intimidated. LGBTI activists, Elzbieta Anna and Joannaare facing a two-year prison sentence for distributing posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo in the colors of the LGBTI flag. A Polish judge acquitted the activists of insulting religious feelings after a months-long trial in March, but now. the public prosecutor is appealing the acquittal of the threewomen. , Elzbieta Anna and Joanna are committed to the rights of women and LGBTI people in a climate of hatred and discrimination. They have not committed any crime, but are still being prosecuted.
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