Since the populist party, Law and Justice, won power in 2015, it has taken control of almost all state institutions, except the Human Rights Commissioner's office but that could soon change.
The 27-year-old clocked 1 hour, 5 minutes and 16 seconds.
Gazprom insists there are no grounds for the fine and says it is a politically-motivated move to please the US government.
In a political climate where anti-LGBT rhetoric is becoming ever more shrill, LGBT people and rights activists are turning to civil disobedience as their last resort to have their voice heard.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki presented a reshuffled Cabinet on Wednesday that formally brings the conservative ruling party's leader into a government position.
Activists in Poland have been nominated for a prestigious human rights award for tracking the growth of "LGBT-free zones" in the country.
The Polish government responded to the letter saying that while they respected the human rights of LGBT people, marriage was between a man and a woman.
Nobel Prize-winning writer Olga Tokarczuk said that receiving it at the same time as Bishop Ignacy Dec, who has made hostile comments about the LGBT community, would highlight the "painful rift" in Poland over LGBT rights.
The sculpture, titled "Poisoned Source", shows the Polish pope holding a meteorite high over a pool of red water representing blood.
Dissent by the small United Poland party prompted its larger partner Law and Justice (PiS) to warn that the ruling coalition was crumbling.
A fountain pen, silver pocket watch and other prized possessions of the late Jewish-Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman go under the hammer in Warsaw next week.
It uses sunlight to convert pollutants into less harmful compounds.
An association in Poland has advertised a new app that purports to allow Warsaw residents to rent out their toilet for a fee — but there's a catch.
Approximately 300 Extinction Rebellion demonstrators block an avenue in the centre of the Polish capital before being evacuated by the police.
An open letter signed by 75 celebrities and addressed to the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen demands the bloc takes "immediate steps" to protect "core European values".
Thousands of Belarusians living in Poland joined the protests on Saturday,
some of them waving banners with the slogan "Belarusian Life Matters."