Campaign Against Homophobia

Campaign Against Homophobia (original name: Kampania Przeciw Homofobii, abbreviation: KPH) is a Polish LGBT organisation, which aims to promote legal and social equality for people outside the heteronorm. It was founded in Warsaw in September 2001 and since it has grown to the biggest NGO of this kind in Poland. It has local branches in Kraków, Wrocław, Łódź, Tricity, Toruń and Silesia region. KPH and Lambda Warszawa Association, which very often cooperate (for example within specially formed foundations that organise events like Warsaw Pride and Culture for Tolerance Festival in Kraków) are together are the largest organisations of this kind in Poland.

Presidents:

  • from 11 September 2001 to 22 February 2009 Robert Biedroń
  • from 22 February 2009 to 18 July 2010 Marta Abramowicz
  • from 18 July 2010 to 26 February 2012 Tomasz Szypuła

Current president: Agata Chaber (from 26 February 2012)

KPH aims to contribute to establishing a tolerant society, in which gay, lesbian, transgender and other minorities feel comfortable in. It undertakes activities in numerous fields:

  • conferences,
  • exhibitions,
  • demonstrations,
  • intergation parties,
  • workshops,
  • meetings with politicians, academics,
  • political lobbying
  • providing legal and psychological counselling, inter alia at the internet portal www.mojeprawa.info
  • publishing LGBT-rights quarterly Replika,
  • publishing leaflets on various subjects,
  • international human rights law and practice monitoring,
  • cooperation with similar organisations from other countries and international bodies

etc.

KPH cooperates with other LGBT organisations associated at ILGA. Currently two members of KPH are appointed to the ILGA-Europe executive board in Brussels: Lisette Campus, and Tomasz Szypuła . The exhibition was first shown in October 2009 for three weeks at the prestagious University Library in Warsaw where 500 brochures and 200 copies of the Yogyakarta Principles (translated into Polish) were distributed. It was also shown in Liblin, Wroclaw and Gdansk according to the Yogyakarta Principles in Action.

Read more about Campaign Against Homophobia:  Milestones, Criticism

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