Hi! We are Stonewall Group from Poznan, Poland. If you are supporting the LGBT community, take a moment to learn more about our campaign.
The situation in Poland is alarming. Our rights are still violated. Same-sex couples can’t formalise their relationships, and the government doesn’t protect them from hatred driven by homophobia and transphobia. We don’t feel safe in our own country.
Politicians of the ruling party, Law and Justice, stir up hatred and encourage violence with their hateful words. In the latest ranking of the European countries striving for LGBT+ equality published by ILGA-Europe, Poland has held the last but one position.
Many Polish LGBT+ people decide to go abroad in search of safety and a better quality of life. Research conducted by non-governmental organizations shows that as many as 70% of LGBT+ students in Polish schools struggle with suicidal thoughts.
However, we have no intention of giving up. In Poland, there are many people who work hard to improve the quality of LGBT+ people’s lives. We – Stonewall Group – are among them.
For several years, we’ve been doing our best to integrate and strengthen our local community. We organise various events, provide psychological and legal support, educate, and train. Most importantly, we direct most of our energy into Poznań Pride Week, and this is where you can step in.
The 4th edition of the greatest rainbow festival in Poland will be held at the beginning of August. We’re preparing fantastic events, film shows, debates, and many others. Their main aim is to draw close attention to problems and needs of LBGT+ community. To make it all happen, we need your help.
We will manage to cover a part of all expenses by ourselves. We pay membership contributions, attract sponsors, and run our own rainbow merchandise shop. This is however still not enough for the festival to be successful, and this is why we ask you for support.
Even the smallest amount of money will help us to achieve our aim – to organise the greatest LGBT+ event in Poland!
Thank you for all your support! Come to Poland and join us during the festival in August!