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What makes you a MAN or a WOMAN? Is there room for flexibility in your definition?

What makes you a MAN or a WOMAN? Is there room for flexibility in your definition?

When did you CHOOSE to be heterosexual? (Warsaw, Poland)

When did you CHOOSE to be heterosexual? (Warsaw, Poland)

Everybody, of course! But discrimination is an everyday affair for so many among us. 44% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Poland experienced verbal harassment, humiliation, and threats in the past 2 years.  Why do only some enjoy the ‘full’ spectrum of human rights while others don’t? Have you ever encountered discrimination or hate speech in particular? How did you feel?  We are all human beings. Let’s treat each other with kindness and respect.

Everybody, of course! But discrimination is an everyday affair for so many among us. 44% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Poland experienced verbal harassment, humiliation, and threats in the past 2 years. Why do only some enjoy the ‘full’ spectrum of human rights while others don’t? Have you ever encountered discrimination or hate speech in particular? How did you feel? We are all human beings. Let’s treat each other with kindness and respect.

77% of those who are against homosexuality said that they are disgusted by homosexual relationships. Why should we label one love as less meaningful than another?  A healthy society starts with respectful dialogue. Let’s try to understand those who are different from us.

77% of those who are against homosexuality said that they are disgusted by homosexual relationships. Why should we label one love as less meaningful than another? A healthy society starts with respectful dialogue. Let’s try to understand those who are different from us.

Many people who do not identify as heterosexual are asked when they chose to be gay/lesbian/bisexual. Sexual orientation is not a choice, and no one should have to justify their most intimate feelings.   Almost 90% of homosexual and bisexual people in Poland hide their sexual orientation at school/university due to fear of rejection or violence by their peers and negative reactions from their teachers.

Many people who do not identify as heterosexual are asked when they chose to be gay/lesbian/bisexual. Sexual orientation is not a choice, and no one should have to justify their most intimate feelings. Almost 90% of homosexual and bisexual people in Poland hide their sexual orientation at school/university due to fear of rejection or violence by their peers and negative reactions from their teachers.

What does masculinity mean to you? Is there flexibility in your definition? People who identify as transgender do not conform to conventional notions of male or female. More than half of transgender people (52.7%) in Poland experience physical and psychological violence when others suspect that they are transgender.  Hateful actions can be prevented with better understanding. How do you think your surroundings and upbringing have shaped your own beliefs about gender?

What does masculinity mean to you? Is there flexibility in your definition? People who identify as transgender do not conform to conventional notions of male or female. More than half of transgender people (52.7%) in Poland experience physical and psychological violence when others suspect that they are transgender. Hateful actions can be prevented with better understanding. How do you think your surroundings and upbringing have shaped your own beliefs about gender?

What does femininity mean to you? Is there flexibility in your definition? People who identify as transgender do not conform to conventional notions of male or female. More than half of transgender people (52.7%) in Poland experience physical and psychological violence when others suspect that they are transgender.  Hateful actions can be prevented with better understanding. How do you think your surroundings and upbringing have shaped your own beliefs about gender?

What does femininity mean to you? Is there flexibility in your definition? People who identify as transgender do not conform to conventional notions of male or female. More than half of transgender people (52.7%) in Poland experience physical and psychological violence when others suspect that they are transgender. Hateful actions can be prevented with better understanding. How do you think your surroundings and upbringing have shaped your own beliefs about gender?

Many people mistakenly believe that homosexuality is a sickness that can be cured. 22% of Polish adults approve of “treatments” for homosexuality. With a better understanding of sexual orientation, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its official list of diseases in 1992.  Homosexuality is not a disease or a disorder. So-called “conversion therapy” causes significant psychological harm for those who go through it.

Many people mistakenly believe that homosexuality is a sickness that can be cured. 22% of Polish adults approve of “treatments” for homosexuality. With a better understanding of sexual orientation, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its official list of diseases in 1992. Homosexuality is not a disease or a disorder. So-called “conversion therapy” causes significant psychological harm for those who go through it.