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LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

Polish persons (those who can afford to do so) are leaving the country for other nations, because is national policy. They qualify for amnesty nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/po

LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

@maeve Worth pointing out the Catholic Church's influence on this situation, which is not often talked about when talking LGBTQ+phobic attacks. If you're considering going to Spain please consider the political influence it has here, although if by "Spain" you think "Barcelona" then it should most likely be OK.

LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

@maeve Hey, a Pole here (not literal pole, just person from Poland). The situation is better and worse at the same time. It's not Russia bad, but still not the best. Fortunately LGBT-free zones are just declarations promoted by conservative lawyer organization Ordo Iuris.
I've seen some publications about queer rights in Poland an all of them miss the most important aspect. It's just strategy to get more votes…
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LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

@maeve Law and Justice (ruling party) needs an enemy, that's their strategy. In 2015 it were refugees (Poland is to these day an anti-refugee country), but the refugee crisis is largely over so they needed new straw man to scare Poles. And it happened that president of Warsaw signed a "LGBT card" which in itself wasn't controversial, but said that sex ed should be done with WHO standards.
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LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

@maeve Someone read it briefly and saw 6 y.o. and something about masturbation? THEY WANT TO TEACH MASTURBATION TO CHILDREN!!!! So they invented LGBT ideology. New straw man that doesn't exist - great! Thought someone at PiS party.
That's basically how it all started.

Btw I made a thread about some of this homofobic shitshow that is happening recently: meow.social/@gorol/10424242415
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LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

@maeve
do we actually qualify for amnesty?

To be entirely fair, at this point there isn't a mass exodus ... yet, possibly? though I really hope not, especially since leaving is not that simple for a variety of reasons
But yeah ... we're all varying degrees of terrified (from what I see). Not just LGBT+ peeps, but a big chunk of just not-ruling-party-proponents -- which is almost half the population, we were so, so close to a different president ...

LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

@Pan_Natek according to the UN, they do indeed qualify for amnesty, and some EU nation is likely to grant amnesty in limited numbers.

LGBTQ in Poland are leaving the country 

@maeve that is good knowledge to have, thank you. I'm in an incredibly privileged situation but I know some people who aren't so incredibly lucky, and that's a really valuable piece of information to give them

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