|The Rt Revd
|Szymon Niemiec in 2007|
|Consecration||25 August 2012|
|Born||5 October 1977|
|Denomination||Christian United Church of Poland|
Szymon Niemiec (born 5 October 1977 in Warsaw) is a Polish photographer, gay rights activist, journalist and politician. He is the founder of the first Polish Gay Pride parade, Parada Równości held in 2001.' From 2000 to 2006, Niemiec held the post of Cultural Ambassador of Poland to the International Lesbian and Gay Culture Network. From 2001 to 2005, he was President of the International Lesbian and Gay Culture Association in Poland.
Niemiec has been a member of the Left since 2002, and on 6 May 2005 he was elected vice president of Union of the Left party. Since 2008 he is also a pastor of Free Reformed Church of Poland, a "progressive" Christian denomination, opposed to Catholicism. Since 2010 he serve as Elder in Full Connection and Dean of Missionary Conference for Europe in Christian United Church of Poland. At 25 August 2012 Niemiec was consecrated for a Bishop of the Church by Archbishop Terry Flynn.
In May 2007 he published his first book: Rainbow Humming Bird on the Butt.
From 2008, Niemiec become a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and president of the board of "Friends of Szymon" foundation.
- Niemiec, Szymon (2007). Tęczowy koliber na tyłku: autobiografia Szymona Niemca. Warszawa: LGBT Press. ISBN 83-924191-1-1.
- Niemiec, Szymon (2007). Rainbow Humming Bird on The Butt: Autobiography. ISBN 83-924191-0-3.
- Niemiec, Szymon (2009). Qchnia Queer. Create Space. ISBN 1-4495-6027-X.
- Niemiec, Szymon (2009). Soli Deo Gloria. Create Space. ISBN 1-4495-6138-1.
- Episcopal Ordination of Rt Revd Szymon Niemiec
- Lucre, Paul Andrew (October 11, 2007). "Voters have chance to choose openly gay candidate Niemiec". The Krakow Post. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- "Clergy Appointments 2010".
- "Christian United Church of Poland Elects First Openly Gay Bishop". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
- "Episcopal Ordination".
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