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  1. Eastern Europe. A land where if you attack the LGBT community, you actually face consequences from the law, and condemnation from the politicians. Be it this, or the Baltic Pride which was actively defended by the police force. It is far from being the best place to live, but it is far, far from being the worst, and it is slowly improving.

  2. I have known several Polish citizens who came to the UK to work, and never wanted to go back after they experienced the social freedom and basic standards of living here. I had long discussions with one Polish colleague about the state of his country, the racism, the homophobia, the sexism and general fascist attitudes of his country.

    He was a very intelligent young man, but he said that even this was something he could be attacked for in Poland.

    Many of these Eastern European countries have extremely strange attitudes to all kinds of things. They generally attack difference in all forms; if you’re not a white, Christian male and thick as pigs sh*t, then you are open to abuse from the ignorant masses.

    It’s quite ironic that they attacked the Russian embassy though, they seem to have many of the same bigoted traits as the average dumb as **** Russian. lol

  3. So …. they burned the rainbow installation because they hate homosexuals ….. and they attacked the Russian Embassy because they hate Russia …. which also hates homosexuals. Does anyone else think this is daft?

    1. Yesss, because everything is about LGBT people? I am sorry, I am a gay man living in Poland, but this comment is extremely ignorant. Poles and Russians have quite a complicated history, and even thoguh there is still a lot of bad blood between us, there are many people working very hard to build bridges between our nations. And here comes you, who tells us “Lololo you all h8 gay ppl, so you like best buddies!”. Yes, that’s it. You got it. We are all just dumb, eastern people. Feel better?

  4. I have been in Poland and i really think this country comprises the bulk of tollerance. It depends just on people. A lot of polish are very nice, but unfortunately there are a few group of nationalists, like everywhere.

  5. Colin (Queenstown) 12 Nov 2013, 8:06pm

    Having employed Polish builders I have to say they were great guys. They knew I am gay as i don’t hide it. I came home from being away for a few days to find the entire front and back of my house had been painted …yes….PINK. (It was the undercoat) Cars stopped to take pictures. The guys looked at me with twinkles in their eyes and said what do you think….and we all creased up. I loved my pink house which was then painted London boring white to fit into the others.
    I find it sad that the art was destroyed as it will hurt local gay people and that should not happen. It will take time for people in poland and everywhere to accept gay as normal.

    By our visible lives we will change attitudes.

    Keep going bros and sisters in Poland. Hugs from the rest of us.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 12 Nov 2013, 10:07pm

      So right You are, Colin ! Polish workers in Norway do a fantastic job. Hard working men, happy to earn money to support their loved ones.I do thnk gay life in Poland will be better. As in Russia : The Orthodox Church is one of the main obstacles.

      1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 13 Nov 2013, 12:45pm

        And The Catholic Church, of course !

  6. polish_citizen 12 Nov 2013, 8:37pm

    Dear European Union, please help us. Please keep pushing at Polish governement and force them to legislate law againt homophobia and civil partnership. We need your help.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 13 Nov 2013, 9:33am

      A WARM WISH and a Nice future to You and The LGBTQ community in Poland. The European Union and UN support you ! Love from Norway to our neighbouring country in south east !

  7. Poland has always been a problem……. Gays, Jews, Non-Whites. This has been going on for a while now. (Having said that Germany, 70 years after then Pink Triangle, isn’t exactly pro gay either.)

    What is it about central Europe which makes populations so bigoted?

    1. Christianity!

  8. Where are the police arrests of those who committed this crime? and attacking the Russian embassy, not that the russians are by any means pro gay ! A strange crime which Poland will only regret not stamping down on because the thugs will deem it ok to carry on, which makes the future look bleak.

  9. anyone will do whatever these days just to become a headline!

  10. This hooliganism was condemned by most Polish people, not to mention that many were arrested. So please don’t say that it’s the entire country’s or the government’s attitude towards gay people. Cause that’s simply another prejudice and blindness.

  11. I lived and worked as a translator for many years in S.E. Poland.
    The place is infested with Catholicism.

    What do you expect..?


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