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Groundbreaking Court Decision in Poland on Gender Recognition Abroad

Groundbreaking Court Decision in Poland on Gender Recognition Abroad
On June 1, a court in Warsaw issued a decision that allows a Polish citizen, who transitioned legally in Germany, to change her personal data (gender marker and first as well as last name) without obtaining a transsexual diagnosis and going through a civil court case in Poland.
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Intervention at the Polish Ministry of National Defence

Intervention at the Polish Ministry of National Defence
KPH and Trans-Fuzja intervene about discrimination of trans people regarding access to military service
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Meeting with the Polish Ombudsman

Meeting with the Polish Ombudsman
On August the 13th, 2010 Polish Ombudsman prof. Irena Lipowicz met with Polish LGBT organizations' representatives, including Trans-Fuzja Foundation.
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No place for trans people in Poland? Trans-Fuzja Foundation comments on Jarosław Kaczyński's statement

No place for trans people in Poland? Trans-Fuzja Foundation comments on Jarosław Kaczyński's statement
A day before the pre-election silence, the Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice) party leader, who is said to majorly win the elections this Sunday, clearly showed again that he does not understand what trans issues are and also does not have any knowledge on gender recognition in Poland.
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Poland to experience its first transgender hate speech lawsuit

Poland to experience its first transgender hate speech lawsuit
On Saturday, October 2nd Anna Grodzka, the first openly transgender person to take part in the Polish parliamentary elections, has declared a civil lawsuit against Tomasz Terlikowski, a right-winged publicists who has, as Grodzka put it, disrespected her and thousands of Polish transgender citizens on his video blog.
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Poland's key transgender activist to become a member of the new parliament

Poland's key transgender activist to become a member of the new parliament
Official results of the Polish parliamentary elections show that Anna Grodzka, the president of Trans-Fuzja Foundation, will become the world's third transgender MP.
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Polish government soon to take on gender recognition

Polish government soon to take on gender recognition
On November 16th 2011, the Polish Vice-Minister of Justice Zbigniew Wrona declared that new regulations for transgender people are in need.
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Polish Ombudsman inquires the Minister of Justice on the problems concerning gender recognition

Polish Ombudsman inquires the Minister of Justice on the problems concerning gender recognition
On August 5th 2011 the Office of Polish Ombudsman, prof. Irena Lipowicz, has issued a detailed inquiry to the Minister of Justice, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, on the current procedures allowing transgender people to have their gender legally recognized.
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Polish Parliament makes trans history

Polish Parliament makes trans history
On Thursday, July 23 lower chamber of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), passed the Gender Accordance Act, the country's first gender recognition legislation in history. Being part of a long parliamentary procedure and under constant criticism and attacks coming from conservative media, after its initial submission by Anna Grodzka, Poland's first openly trans MP, in May 2012, the Act passed today with an overwhelming result of 252 votes for, 158 against and 11 abstaining.
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Polish Senate Passes the Gender Accordance Act with Unnecessary Amendments

Polish Senate Passes the Gender Accordance Act with Unnecessary Amendments
Friday, August 7 marked the day the Polish Senate passed the gender recognition legislation, changing its na,e to “Gener Marker Change Act”. It is a great victory for trans people in Poland who were waiting too long for new regulations that will finally end the need to sue their parents in court as part of the legal gender recognition process. The Act was, however, passed with an amendment, which clearly shows that the Senate is not ready to realize that trans people and their families deserve their autonomy, intimacy and dignity to be respected.
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President Andrzej Duda vetoes the Gender Accordance Act

President Andrzej Duda vetoes the Gender Accordance Act
It is with our deepest regrets to inform that yesterday President Andrzej Duda vetoed the Gender Accordance Act and denied trans people in Poland their human rights, treating them as second-class citizens.
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Presidential veto upheld. Polish Parliament did not vote on the Gender Accordance Act

Presidential veto upheld. Polish Parliament did not vote on the Gender Accordance Act
Today, two Parliamentary Committees, the Committee for Health and the Committee for Justice and Human Rights, which were supposed to report their position to the Parliamentary Assembly and advise either to vote down or uphold the recent presidential veto, were not able to reach an agreement before the last voting schedule. The Committees were unable to choose a rapporteur for their decision and hence a vote could not have taken place and the veto was therefore upheld. Polish Parliament ended its term today and elections are scheduled for October 25th.
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Trans-Fuzja Foundation on the 3rd Transgender Council

Trans-Fuzja Foundation on the 3rd Transgender Council
The TGEU conference on transgender people's political situation in Europe will take place since today, September 30th till October 3rd.
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Warsaw discusses the needs of legal changes in the Polish gender recognition process

Warsaw discusses the needs of legal changes in the Polish gender recognition process
On April 21st, the „Gender under control” conference organized by Trans-Fuzja Foundation, with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation took place in Warsaw. The event was organized under official patronage of the Polish Human Rights Defender, prof. Irena Lipowicz.
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‘Equality before the law is not in the interest of the running government’ – Trans-Fuzja Foundation writes a letter to the Polish President

‘Equality before the law is not in the interest of the running government’ – Trans-Fuzja Foundation writes a letter to the Polish President
On March 3 Trans-Fuzja’s president took part in NGOs meeting with President Andrzej Duda regarding government’s actions against the Constitutional Court. Today, we publish Trans-Fuzja's Management Board position on the matter.
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