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Poland Chooses Attractive Man To Become Nation’s First Openly Gay Elected Official

Not only is Krystian Legierski the newest voter-approved member of Warsaw’s City Council, he’s also reportedly Poland’s first known homosexual to serve elected office in the tres Catholic nation that gave proud homophobe Lech Kaczynski the title of “president” (and then he died). Oh, and Legierski is black, so that’s neat! And if he ever makes it into the history books, a future version of my boyhood self would be flipping to page 126 just to get a tingling feeling.

By:           JD
On:           Dec 9, 2010
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  • 11 Comments
    • Joe
      Joe

      Poland is a very homogeneous society.
      For good and for bad, is it a very loyal Catholic country.
      And to see him elected is a huge surprise..not only because he is gay and black, but also a vegetarian.
      If anyone has spent any time in Poland they would know how the topic vegetarianism is viewed.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Wishing him all the best. I can only imagine the amount of hate that will be coming his way the more exposure he gets. The first in anything always has the toughest journey.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      The much bigger story is how a black man got inside Poland.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enron
      Enron

      Looks like he is muscular too.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      #3 Legierski as a last name? Obviously at least one of his parents are Polish. Now, Bardzo Dobrze! :) He is Przstojny!

      Dec 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OrchidIslander
      OrchidIslander

      @Andy: I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt, and am going with you were making an attempt at levity; feeble though it may be…..

      Dec 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      @Jaroslaw: He could be adopted!

      Either way, I’m glad to see a gay man be elected. I’ve met some wonderful gay Poles, as in from Poland, but never met a vegetarian Pole.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 12:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Simon
      Simon

      Few words from Polish guy – first of all you are allowed here to eat anything you like. Moreover we’re not racist – we didn’t finish to hate all white people yet (especially Germans, Russians and Jews!) ;) Hmm… stupid joke.
      Anyway – Krystian is not adopted – he was born in small polish city.

      So as being gay please bitches be more tolerant and don’t judge anyone without knowing someone!

      Dec 12, 2010 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      #7 Simon beat me to the punch, assuming his info is accurate, (about him being born in Poland) but Jeffree – I was going to say he looks mixed to me. Many many many mixed race children are positively gorgeous, like this guy.. :)

      Dec 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Simon
      Simon

      @Jaroslaw
      I googled him, so here is ‘his story’:
      ““My father was from Mauritania,” Legierski told GCN by telephone from Warsaw, “and came to Poland in the early ’70s to attend a maritime academy for training to join the merchant marine, which is when he met my mother.”

      But the biracial relationship didn’t last long, and his father split and returned to Mauritania (officially, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a country in western North Africa bordered by Algeria, Senegal, and Mali.)

      Legierski, who uses his mother’s maiden name, said he has never had contact with his father.”
      More about him and FB:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krystian_Legierski
      http://www.facebook.com/people/Krystian-Legierski/1690494033

      PS. It’s true – most of us are carnivores, but it’s more complicated – it’s strongly connected with our history, tradition and climate.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phil
      Phil

      Does attractive mean just not ugly to you? Because, sure, he’s no pain to look at but the man has a fivehead. (Okay, I cut that out and yea, he is pleasant to the eyes, but oh my god the head is huge.)

      A REAL LIFE TWOFER.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 2:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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