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Three Polish Regions Are No Longer “LGBT-Free Zones”

Three Polish regions have revoked resolutions that declared themselves to be “LGBT-free zones”.

Podkarpackie, Lubelskie and Malopolskie canceled their declarations on Sep. 27.

The European Commission threatened to cut funding to five large regions if they did not revoke their declarations.

In recent years, more than 100 towns in Poland have declared themselves to be “LGBT-free zones” or areas that are completely “free of LGBT ideology”.

LGBT rights in Poland is one of the worst in Europe, according to a 2021 report by a leading LGBT advocacy group.

Poland is deeply Catholic, and the ruling right-wing party and the Catholic clergy have been accused of boosting homophobia. Same-sex relationships are not legally recognized in Poland, and same-sex couples cannot adopt children together.

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