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Zakrzówek decided to make lawsuit against me
Monday, 21 September 
"The Zakrzówek City accuses Bart Staszewski of violating the personal rights of the Commune. The defendant is carrying out the action "LGBT-free zones in Poland", which consists in placing a multilingual board with the name of the town under the plaques with the words "LGBT-free zone+", then photographs with such - illegally placed and looking like an official - board are published in his social media and his portal in English and Polish and". - we read in the press release of the city.
My comment: I am not scaried and I will continue my project to highlight homophobic acts. More here!
Joe Biden about LGBT-free zones
Monday, 21 September ​​​​​​​
Thanks to big interest in what is happening in Poland I opened a site where I share articles (sometimes translate) and my personal thoughts on what is happening. For news from the project and Poland go here:
Go fund me! Support my activism
Monday, 20 July 
I've decided to launch Patronite to give you the opportunity to support my actions. With the prize of one coffee per month, you can help me to create a change in Poland!
Police starts investigation against me
Monday, 20 July 
I'm after the police interrogation. It was since 8:30. I'm tired. The case file against me for hanging a “LGBT-free zone sign” is over a hundred pages long - almost like for an offender, thief or murderer. Meanwhile, the offence I was supposed to commit is comparable to a crossing at a red light. 
Never mind, the case against me is political.
The file contains CCTV photos, testimonies of witnesses, councillors, police notes. All of this through one sign, "LGBT-free zone." The charges? None.
I'm being questioned as a >>WITTNESS<< it is old Polish police method so I have less rights during the proceedings, I can't defend myself as if I were a suspect.
Questions about the participants in my photo campaign, the cars I was using, dates, time, people who accompanied me, the nationality of these people. 
It is disgusting campaign against me with political background. But I will keep fighting and continue my projec .
Meeting with the president Andrzej Duda
Tuesday, 17 June 
LGBT-counter-protest during President Duda presidential campaign
Tuesday, 16 June
Fot. Krzysztof Radzki East News 
On Monday, President Andrzej Duda came to Lublin. First he visited the Centre of Oncology of the Lublin Land, and then the Catholic University of Lublin, where he laid flowers in front of the monument of St. John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. At noon the President met with his supporters in Lithuanian Square. There were also counter-meetings who loudly stressed that 'LGBT is people, not ideology'.
After the speech, the president slowly headed for the bus waiting for him. I managed to approach him. We talked for a few minutes, I stood with a banner "we are people, not ideology", I said what we are not an ideology but people, and also that the stones thrown onto us on Pride marches are the effect of homophobia that his Law and Justice party sows. I also told that he should be ashamed of its words, that he should not divide Poles. I said thatI will not shout because his supporters surrendered me and that as a Pole I have a right to meet in better conditions and asked if he has enough courage to invite me to presidential palace. He agreed. I said I would hold him at his word. I gave my data it to srvice. I'm waiting.

Meet Alicja from Lubelskie province - an LGBT-free zone, another hero of my project and read the heartbreaking story he had to tell... here
New photo - new story...
Sunday, 17 May​​​​​​​
Meet David from Pulawy LGBT-free zone, another hero of my project and read the heartbreaking story he had to tell... here
Poland ranked as worst country in EU for LGBT people
Friday, 15 May​​​​​​​
Poland is the worst country in the European Union for LGBT people, according to the annual “Rainbow Map” produced by ILGA-Europe, a Brussels-based NGO that advocates for the rights of LGBT people. The ranking takes into account both the legal situation for LGBT people and also the “social climate”  they face. Poland was ranked second-worst in last year’s index, but has now fallen past Latvia into bottom place, following a year in which the Polish ruling party and church led a vocal anti-LGBT campaign.
In its annual report for Poland, ILGA-Europe noted “hateful rhetoric from the government and the church” against LGBT people, as well as violence against equality marches. A pride parade in Białystok was “brutally attacked” by extremists throwing smoke bombs and bottles, while in Lublin two protesters brought a home-made explosive device (for a Pride I organized). The leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczyński, declared that Poland must “defend children and normal families” from the “imported LGBT movement”, which “threatens our identity, our nation, its continued existence, and therefore the Polish state”. The Archishop of Kraków, Marek Jędraszewski, called “LGBT ideology” a “rainbow plague” and likened it to Bolshevism and Nazism.
Zoning out Fundamental Rights and Local Democracy: The LGBT-free zones in Poland
17 April 2020

In a resolution adopted on 18 December 2019, the European Parliament strongly condemned the LGBT ideology-free zones introduced in Poland and also challenged the adoption of so-called “Regional Charters of Family Rights”, which in fact are discriminatory, in particular against single-parent and LGBTI families. The EP also raised particular concerns over the discrimination against LGBTI people and their fundamental rights by public authorities, including hate speech by politicians and elected officials, in the context of elections. The resolution therefore calls upon the European Commission to assess whether the creation of LGBT-free zones amounts to a violation of the fundamental freedoms of movement and residence in the EU by Poland, infringing key articles of the EU Treaties. Finally, it invites the European Committee of the Regions to consider taking action in response to the development of such zones in Poland. So far, there has been no follow-up by the Commission nor by our Committee. Yet, the PES Group has repeatedly called for a proper LGBTI Equality Strategy, which the new socialist Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli has committed to delivering by the end of 2020. The current List of actions to advance LGBTI equality is a non-binding document with very little effectiveness.
More here.
Update to website
Tuesday, 14 April
You can see new sections on my website - personal testimonials of my heros added to section "photos" and "Polish" section is also growing.
Crowdfunding to help continue my project!
Wednesday, 13th April
photo: Monika Bryk
Since many of you are asking how to support my art project, I decided to give you this opportunity. So far, I took pictures of several municipalities and financed it from my own resources. I decided to run crowdfunding to help continue my project!
You can donate here:
Update: We reached goal! Thank you!
Polish Ambassador in Berlin criticizes 
my art project
Wednesday, 12th March
Polish Ambassador to Germany Andrzej Przyłębski about my action: 
"The marking of cities with "LGBT-free zones"; signs; even if it is an expression of artistic provocation or protest, it must be considered illegal and therefore invalid. Poland is a constitutional state and according to the article. 32 of the Polish Constitution, everyone in Poland is equal before the law, which means that no one can be persecuted for political, social or other reasons!"
"On the other hand, it should be stressed that the majority of Polish society is Catholic, which means that the LGBT ideology is unacceptable to some of these believers. It is in this sense that decisions taken by some municipalities must be discussed as being contrary to LGBT ideology. It contradicts an ideology that is sometimes brutally enforced rather than people who enjoy protection as individuals."
"This is also guaranteed by the Christian commandment to love your neighbor. Such decisions are, of course, only symbolic and do not create any "LGBT-free zones". "
Mr. Ambassador, my action is not "illegal and therefore invalid. I'm not under investigation and there's no court verdict in my case. Your judgments in this case are private and have no legal basis and hurt ma a lot. Declarations against LGBT "ideologies" contain wordings that undermine individual freedoms and rights, especially the constitutional prohibition of discrimination. The detailed analysis was provided by dr hab. Dawid Szesciło on behalf of Ombudsman Adam Bodnar. Using this power, the Ombudsman has filed complaints to five provincial administrative courts. However, I understand that the knowledge of the Constitution is not a strength of either you or your wife, who was elected to the position of the President of Constitutional Tribunal in violation of the Constitution.
Protests in Norway and Germany
Sunday, 8th March​​​​​​​
Berlin, Oslo — Around 200 people gathered at Berlin to protest against the so-called "LGBT free zones"; in Poland. The participants of Saturday's manifestation had slogans: "Shame on Poland". In Oslo, the capital of Norway, a solidarity protest with LGBT people took place under the Polish embassy. Participants and participants in the demonstration brought rainbow flags and banners with them, which said "Stop the attacks on LGBT in Poland". Several hundred people have declared their participation in social media.
More: and
French Town Uncouples With Its Polish Twin Over LGBT Rights
Monday, 17th February
WARSAW, Poland — A Polish mayor on Monday deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an area “free of LGBT ideology.” The mayor of the south-eastern town of Tuchow, Magdalena Marszalek, blamed the rare decision by the French community it had been twinned with, Saint-Jean-de-Braye, on campaigning ahead of local elections there. She expressed regret that severing ties will cut friendly relations among residents, as Tuchow will no longer be able to sponsor visits by people from Saint-Jean-de-Braye.
Die Zeit about my project!
Thursday, 13th February
EU Commissioner for Equality speak laud on LGBT-free zones in PL
Tuesday, 4th February
According to EU Observer at the European Parliament in Brussels, Dalli said the commission would make advancing LGBTI rights a priority for the next five years, noting that six EU states provide no recognition for same sex couples. "We cannot allow the distribution of LGBTI free zone stickers, or the adoption of anti-LGBTI resolutions and not feel responsible for the next phase where physical attacks that take place, even if they are then carried out by other people," said EU commissioner for equality, Helena Dalli.
14 French associations are demanding Emmanuel Macron to rise voice on
homophobia in Poland

Tuesday, 4th February
According to and IDH-France, 14 biggest human-rights association demand Emmanuel Macron to rise voice on homophobia in Poland during meeting with Andrzej Duda (President of Poland). Among signatures are Amnesty International

Polish right-wing NGO support lawsuit against me
Monday, 3rd February
​​​​Polish-right wing Polish organization "Ordo Iuris" with a strong connections to 'Agenda Europe', a pan-European, Christian-extremist network in their e-mail newsletter announced that they will support all county/provience politicians that have a will to make lawsuit against me for defamation of the county/provience reputation.
Right-wing party members want criminal charges for me
Tuesday, 29th January

Jan Strzeżek and Jakub Drożdż fot: Press material

Politicians Jan Strzeżek and Jakub Drożdż, from the "Agreement party"  whose leader is Jaroslaw Gowin (Minister of Science and Higher Education in the current Polish Government headed by Mateusz Morawiecki) have alleged that I have committed a crime.
At a recent press conference that took place this week according to wPolitce and Gazeta Wyborcza-  they said: 
“This action spreads lies abroad about Poland”
Strzeżek went on to say “Yesterday, Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the ALDE (Alliance of Liberal and Democrats for Europe) Group, shared these photos and started a discussion about the treatment of LGBT people in Poland.”
Drożdż added ”we are dealing with organized disinformation by LGBT movements”.
As a result, the Public Prosecutor's Office has received notification of an alleged offence by me. Now Prosecutor will decide if he will run investigation.
I have received no notification so far and I will continue my action.
In my opinion I have done nothing wrong but, if they wish to pursue criminal charges, then I will treat it as the type of  civil disobedience necessary to highlight the issue of homophobia and LGBT-free zones in Poland.
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