Equality Parade Demands
Equality Parade – because of its exclusionary character – postulates and demands the realization of numerous demands which are presented here:
- Protection against discrimination and exclusion is the country’s duty.
We demand an active anti-discrimination policy which includes all minorities.
- Trans rights are human rights.
We demand registration of legal regulations facilitating medical and legal process of gender reassignment for transgender people.
- Reinforcement of legal protection against hate-speech and hate-crime.
We demand legal regulation for cases of crime motivated by hatred towards the LGBTQ community. We demand that this include hate crimes concerning gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as enforcement of already existing regulations.
- Marriage and partnership is a right of each and every citizen.
We demand full marriage equality with the right for adoption, including all the rights and obligations and – as a consequence of it – the adjustment of the regulations on non-marriage relationships, especially those providing security of mutual commitments.
- Cities without barriers.
We demand abolition of barriers restricting access to cultural goods, entertainment and any other public places for people with any kind of disabilities, parents with strollers and people moving on bikes. Environmental exclusion is a social exclusion.
- Open cities friendly to local communities.
We demand opening and giving access to the urban space to communities and to abandon the practice of closing already existing places meant for integration of local communities.
- Poland as a welcoming home for refugees and foreigners.
We demand an improvement which includes: shortening procedure of issuing visas to Poland, especially in diplomatic institutions in the eastern Europe. We demand restriction of bureaucracy applied to foreigners living in Poland. We demand an improvement of conditions in which asylum seekers are held in Poland. Refuge is not a prison sentence. According to the the Constitution of 3 May: whoever crosses the borders of Poland is free indeed!
- Anti-discrimination education and ethic in school.
We demand introduction of the reliable, modern anti-discrimination education in public schools, teaching open-mindedness for diversities, and ethic lessons.
Honest sex-education as the right of every human beeing.
We demand adjustment of honest, modern and politically-neutral sexual education in public schools and kindergartens, suitable for perceptive capability and age of learners.
- Stiffer penalties for animal-abuse.
We demand a novelization of regulations about animal protection and the tightening of regulations about animal killing and abuse, as well as the regulations increasing detection and the punishment of such crimes.
- Different but equal.
We appeal to the LGBTQ community to fix inner homo-, bi-, trans- and heterophobia.
- Enough with neglecting – We demand a debate!
We appeal to the media to not legitimize extreme sexist, homo-, bi-, and transphobic views.
- Gender equality is the basis of a democratic country.
We demand active policy for gender equality, equal treatment of women, men and non-binary people in every aspect of their lives. We demand hiring and the salary paid on the basis of the character of the job and the skills of the employee- not their gender. We demand non-sexist language, introduction of gender parity in the executive ranks, political structures and media. We demand an assurance of all reproductive rights for Polish citizens, which includes: the right for information, sexual education, free of charge contraception (also emergency contraception) and abortion on demand up to twelve weeks of pregnancy. We demand respecting the patient’s rights, limitation of the usage of conscientious objection so it doesn’t violate woman’s rights; the right for dignified labour and pro-parenthood policy. We want an increased help from the government for the families with disabled members and the restoration of the alimony fund.