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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 09:53 PM

Polish towns advocate 'LGBT-free' zones while the ruling party cheers them on

Source: Washington Post

Polish towns advocate ‘LGBT-free’ zones while the ruling party cheers them on

By Rick Noack July 19

Kielce, POLAND — Upbeat ’80s pop music accompanied about 1,000 rainbow-draped activists as they embarked on this city’s first LGBT rights march, on July 13. But the music could barely drown out the boos from bystanders.

The marchers proceeded past banners that compared gay people to pedophiles. They pressed on in the face of counterprotesters making threatening gestures and Catholics praying on the sidewalks in silent protest.

The scene reflected a growing tension in this country — between a burgeoning rights movement and a conservative backlash. It’s a tension that the Polish ruling party has been accused of fueling and exploiting.

Ahead of parliamentary elections this fall, Law and Justice has thrown the full weight of its party apparatus behind a campaign that is marginalizing Poland’s LGBT community, its critics say.

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AllaN01Bear Jul 2019 #1

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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:04 PM

1. now where did i hear that claim of gays being pedifiles before

wonder what they are hiding?

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