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  1. Good for Poland, one step ahead of us.

    I think the huge migration of young Poles to Britain and the rest of Europe will affect opinions there as they travel back and fore.

    I have made friends with several young Polish people here and have found them very liberal and open minded. Hopefully those experiences here will be carried back with them when they return.

  2. She is a wise, nice and cultural lady and can really do a lot for the LGBT movement in Poland, a country that is still very backward in equality issues.

  3. Anna is one of my heroes!

  4. alwaysniceman 1 Feb 2013, 12:47pm

    The interesting thing is that her party supported her totally – 100% of people in her party voted for Anna. She has a character :)

    To McCormic, the author of the article: please, please, please, can you stop relating to Poland as eastern Europe??? It offends us. Poland is west to Europe’s midpoint of any definition, so you can relate to us as western Europe or central Europe, whichever you prefer. We like central Europe most of the time, because it underlines our cultural attachments to cultural Central Europe. Thank you.

    1. I don´t agree with you. The Polish peoples mentality, with its bigotry, intolerance and rasism, conforms that they have more in common with Eastern than with Western Europe. Majority of Poles accept euthanasia but only 25 % endorse gay rights. The Catholic Church opposes the both issues. Is it a result of the lack of empathy and the matter of beliefs? Eutanasia can be useful for me in the future. The gay rights don´t concern me.

      1. alwaysniceman 1 Feb 2013, 5:05pm

        Eastern Europe? Are you offending me now? Are you telling me that Poland is like Russia where you are punished for speaking about homosexuality?

        Think again.

        1. If Poland hadn´t been a part of the EU, everything would have been able to happen.

          1. alwyasniceman 2 Feb 2013, 6:55pm

            I don’t think so: spirit of the times is not limited to the EU, and Italy, for Instance, a founding country of the EU, is far worse for gay people than Poland. Why are you so hostile towards my country? Perhaps you had negative experiences but it is not a reason to be hateful, unless you want to lie to gay organisation and pretend that gay people die everyday in Poland. This is not right. You should tell the truth – homosexuality is tolerated in Poland, but it is not accepted. There are far worse countries for gay people and people living there actually do experience life-threatening issues. We shouldn’t disrespect them, but help them, and send money for activism there.

    2. theotherone 1 Feb 2013, 11:25pm

      thank you for that alwaysniceman, i will remember this in future :-)

  5. actually Ms. Pawłowicz called her MR. Grodzki… :/

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