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NGO Sign Contract With Wrocław City Council For LGBT+ Centre

The LGBT+ rights NGO 'Kultura Równości' are to open a centre for their activities after signing a 3 year lease with Wrocław City Council last week.

The organisation spoke of their delight over the agreement on their Facebook page recently by saying the following:

"What a great day! If you got the impression there is not much happening in Poland recently, allow us to explain: there was a lot of work, discussions, meetings and paperwork. But after almost two years we can finally pick up the keys to our center! WE'VE DONE IT! 🎂🥂🌈

Today, we signed a contract for three years with the city and we are happy about what lies ahead for us! You can write to us with suggestions and support, because now we will undertake some small refurbishments before moving in, and above all, finding a common reflection on what kind of LGBT + centre we want to have in Wroclaw."

Kultura Równości Facebook page

Piotr Buśko, a spokesman for Kultura Równości, told Gazeta Wyborcza the deal is important as it means the LGBT+ NGO now "ceases to be invisible to municipal institutions, and finally we can begin to be perceived and treated as partners."

The NGO organise many events in Wrocław including October's Equality March (in the photo below), Equal Rights Festivals, debates, workshops and meetings.

Although Kultura Równości have signed a 3 year lease agreement for the centre on ul. Kniaziewicza, the results of November's local elections could change that.

Two of the front runners for the Presidency of Wrocław, Michał Ujazdowski (a former PiS candidate now running for PO) and PiS' Mirosława Stachowiak-Różecka, could take moves to end any such agreement. It must be said that neither candidate has indicated in any way that they would do so, however both of them are Catholic conservatives who could be uncomfortable with the current agreement.

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Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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