Poland has always been a tolerant country and to say that there have been LGBT-free zones in Poland is ‘nonsense and a lie,’ the president has said in an interview for a Lithuanian television channel.
The European Commission (EC) has launched an infringement procedure against Poland over resolutions declaring "LGBT-free zones" in a number of Polish municipalities.
The parliamentary caucus of The Left political grouping has asked Poland's police chief for an explanation as to why a new textbook for police officers lists the transgender and LGBT community among social pathologies.
The European Parliament passed a resolution proclaiming the EU an "LGBTIQ freedom zone" in a response to the establishment of “LGBT free” zones in Poland.
Poland’s deputy foreign minister has denied allegations that the Polish authorities have prevented a French deputy minister visiting an “LGBT-free” zone during an official three-day visit to the country that began on Monday.
Several dozen ambassadors in an open letter co-ordinated by the Belgian Embassy in Poland expressed support for the efforts aimed at raising social awareness about the problems affecting the LGBT community.
An EP debate on the situation in Poland is scheduled for Monday afternoon, EP press services informed PAP on Thursday. On the agenda among others will be Warsaw's rule of law conflict with the EC and the introduction of "LGBT-free zones" in some Polish regions.