Artists, academics defend LGBT rights in Poland
The far-right activists protest against LGBT rights. Tensions over LGBT rights have been growing in Poland after an increasingly visible gay rights movement has been met by an angry backlash from the church and the government. President Andrzej Duda, a party ally, won a tight reelection in July after a campaign vowing to defend the country's traditional Catholic identity. He called the LGBT rights movement move dangerous than communism. We speak out in solidarity with activists and their allies, who are being detained, brutalized, and intimidated, the letter said.