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Polish Police Are Abducting and Brutalizing LGBT Citizens

Malgorzata Szutowicz
Transgender activist Malgorzata Szutowicz leaps to drape another Pride Flag on a Polish monument.

Protests erupted on Friday in Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, and Wroclaw following the arrest of transgender activist Malgorzata Szutowicz, known best as “Margot.”

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Szutowicz a member of stopbzdurom (Stop the Nonsense) enraged conservitives by draping Pride Flags over monuments and cutting the tires of a van with slogans accusing LGBT people of pedophilia. She is being held in pretrial detention for two months according to Action News Jaxsonville.

The protests come amid an intensifying standoff in Poland between the LGBT rights movement and the conservative government, which has declared it an alien, dangerous “ideology.” President Andrzej Duda, who was sworn in for a second term Thursday, won re-election on a strong anti-LGBT platform, and social tensions have been rising. MP’s protested at Duda’s swearing in by wearing colors of the Pride Flag.

Dunja Mijatovic, the human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe, the continent’s top human rights body, called Saturday for her immediate release.

“Order to detain her for 2 months sends very chilling signal for #FreedomOfSpeech & #LGBT rights in #Poland,” Mijatovic tweeted.

Kelli Busey
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


  1. Seriously, anybody who equates Nazi Germany with the US has got to be entirely ignorant of history. Nobody is asking you to board trains for work in the East, or any other direction if it comes to that. Trump does not have “Gestapo”, and talk of eliminating anyone is just a little too far to the left of common sense.

  2. The fact is all over the world we are going to have to start getting violent against these fascist conservative nutjobs.

    In Poland, in America, etc.

    We try to be nice and hope for change and it gets us nowhere. MLK was a peaceful man and what did that get him? The jews 85 years ago were peaceful and what did that get them?

    I will NOT peacefully board the trains for “work in the east”. I will however eliminate a few of trumps gestapo before they kill me.


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