The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has prepared a report ‘A Long Way to Go for LGBTI Equality" on the life of the LGBTI community in the European Union, North Macedonia and Serbia. Poland is not doing well.
Almost 140,000 people participated in the research preceding the FRA report. people over 15 from 30 countries. Among this group, an online survey was conducted between May and July 2019, the results of which are included in the report.
It turned out that Poland is an EU country where most respondents (15 percent) experienced a violent attack between 2014-2019. Also in Poland, most respondents (51 percent) avoid often or always certain places for fear of being assaulted, threatened or harassed because of being LGBTI. As much as 96 percent of Polish respondents say that the government does not respond adequately to the safety needs of LGBTI persons.
Polska to also a place, where most respondents (83 percent) avoid often or always holding same-sex partner's hands in public for fear of being assaulted, threatened or harassed. There is also a highest percentage of people here (88 percent), who say that negative stance and discourse by politicians and / or parties is the main reason for increase of intolerance and prejudice against LGBTI persons.
Finally, Poland is a country where LGBTI persons feel less satisfied with their life - and the EU country where life satisfaction of LGBTI persons lags the most behind the general population.