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Margot and Lania

“Stop Bzdurom”

Margot and Lania are LGBTI+ rights defenders and activists from “Stop Bzdurom” (Stop Bullshit), an initiative created in response to “Stop Pedophilia”, a campaign that publicly associates LGBTI+ people with pedophiles. The initiative also protests the so-called self-proclaimed “LGBT-free zones” that have been declared in an estimated 30% of the country. “Stop Bzdurom” uses performances and street actions to bring public attention to discrimination against LGBTI+ people.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Poland work for the protection and promotion of variety specific issues of political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. However, the most problematic issues are the following: police misconduct, corruption, inefficiency and lack of the independence of the judiciary, laws that restrict freedom of speech and assembly, violations of workers' rights, discrimination against women, societal discrimination and violence against ethnic minorities, gays, lesbians, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI).