LGBTI activists in Poland

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. 

Take action now! 

Call on the Polish prosecutor to stop the prosecution of Elzbieta, Joanna and Anna.