I’ve gathered up some resources for any left-leaning or progressives living or traveling in Poland. I’ll be adding to this list, so if there are groups or resources that I’ve missed, please comment below!
First, Poland is an extremely conservative, Catholic country. For LGBTQA+ people traveling in Poland, here’s some links to help you stay safe:
In Poznan, there is a hostel owned by a LGBT+ rights group. I’ve stayed there before, and definitely recommend them! Stonewall Hostel
Also, most large cities have groups dedicated to resources for LGBT folks and planning events, like pride marches.
Warsaw: Lambda Warszawa
Krakow: Queerowy Maj
Wroclaw: Kultura Rownosci
Poland: LGBT Polska
Women’s rights & abortion access
Strajk Kobiet (Women’s Strike) is the group that organizes marches and events to do with women and feminist issues in Poland. It’s a nation-wide group, and most cities have their own chapters. Non FB Link.
Manifa is the yearly march on International Women’s Day. Each city organizes their own march.
Abortion is extremely restricted in Poland, and essentially illegal. Polish women who want an abortion must go abroad. Here are some groups that can help you do that.
There’s many chapters and organizations in different cities. Razem Szczecin
In addition, there’s a number of other lefty political groups in Poland:
Przychodnia Skłot, an anarchist group in Wroclaw.
Spółdzielnia Praktyk Wywrotowych, an anarchist group in Krakow organizing events such as Food Not Bombs, etc.
Black Venus Protest, a feminist group that organizes events in Poznan.
Łańcuch Ludzi Śląsk, a lefty group in Lower Silesia.
People of Colour & Allies in Poland is a good English speaking group for people of color.
Otwarte Klatki is a group that supports animal rights and often sponsors vegan food events.