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Being Transgender and visiting Wroclaw


UKPapz
27 Jan 2015  #1
Hi everyone, I am from the UK and my sister who is Transgender (Male to Female) is having Rhinoplasty in Wroclaw. How acceptable and tolerant are the people in Wroclaw, Poland of the Transgender community and is it safe?

Were really hoping to extend our stay and do some sight seeing whilst were there but will my sister be safe to go out including to a few night clubs?

Thanks in Advance :)
Monitor 14 | 1,821
27 Jan 2015  #2
It's not like in Germany. You can get beaten for looking different. But chances for that to happen during one trip are rather low.
Nyx1986
27 Jan 2015  #3
You must understand that Poland is still very Catholic and while it has a gay/transgender community it is generally considered something that should be kept to yourself. If you go around shoving the fact your gay or transgender in peoples faces you are likely to get into trouble. However Poles aren't barbarians, despite what America says they won't do anything like that unless they feel you're being disrespectful, so don't worry too much. Wroclaw actually is a great place to visit since alot of the old architecture is still standing since the Germans decided to spend most of its time bombing Warsaw. For nightlife there are a few gay clubs I've posted some links. I hope this helps.

cactus.wroclaw.pl

Theres also a pub/club called H2O in Wroclaw which is Wroclaws veteren gay bar
random-1
27 Jan 2015  #4
This may be hard to believe (I was astonished to find out about this when I read The Economist), but Poland had or has a transgender member of parliament (although Poland is still a very conservative country).

The following is from Wikipedia:
"Anna Grodzka (born 16 March 1954 in Otwock under the name Krzysztof Bęgowski) is a Polish politician. Grodzka, a trans woman, was elected to the Sejm in the 2011 Polish parliamentary elections as a candidate for the left-liberal Palikot's Movement, and is the first openly transgender Member of Parliament in Poland.[4] As of May 2013, she is also the only remaining openly transgender MP in the world.[5]"
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
27 Jan 2015  #5
This may be hard to believe

It's not hard to believe at all. The results of the parliamentary elections were not kept secret, after all :-) We also had an openly gay MP (Robert Biedroń) who is now the mayor of Słupsk. You really don't have to read the Economist to know that... ;-)
jon357 63 | 14,122
28 Jan 2015  #6
It's not like in Germany. You can get beaten for looking different. But chances for that to happen during one trip are rather low.

Her sister won't be the only transgender person out and about in Wrocław. There are more than you think in Poland and I don't foresee any problem.
pigsy 7 | 305
28 Jan 2015  #7
There are more than you think in Poland

I never saw any in Poland infact never in my life.Maybe couldnt recognise.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
28 Jan 2015  #8
You must have seen Aravani, Pigsy.
jon357 63 | 14,122
28 Jan 2015  #9
I never saw any in Poland

Probably because people don't carry placards to tell you about their life history
Polishgurl
30 Jan 2015  #10
Hi, you wont have any problems visiting Poland and being transgender, the cities are pretty safe. I am originally from Wroclaw in Poland but been in the UK since I was 7. I too am transgender and have visited many times for surgery with no problem - Good Luck!
weeg
31 Jan 2015  #11
alot of the old architecture is still standing since the Germans decided to spend most of its time bombing Warsaw

You will find that the Getmans didnt bomb their own cities - like Breslau as Wroclaw was then know.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
31 Jan 2015  #12
it would depend if she is noticable as a trans woman. Does she wear american tan tights with all the hairs curled beneath, as I have seen in Brighton lol, complete with five o clock shadow? Or is she like a Thai ladyboy all lovely?
frd 7 | 1,399
31 Jan 2015  #13
There's LGBT centric club in the old town's market square called Coffee Planet, coffeeplanet.pl Strict city centre, very safe.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
31 Jan 2015  #14
Just out of interest, how are the toilets configured?
frd 7 | 1,399
31 Jan 2015  #15
I'm not sure haven't checked. Have been there only once mid-day for a cup of coffee. The lgbt crowd gathers mostly in the evenings as far as I know, for events and concerts.


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