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Poland’s First Openly Gay Member Of Parliament Assaulted At Pride March

9330a452-5a6a-48cd-90cd-2adf40df0800Poland’s first openly gay elected official says he was physically assaulted and taunted after marching in the Equality Parade in Warsaw this weekend. Though Robert Biedron wasn’t involved as a figurehead of the┬ámarch, he’s been a supporter of LGBT rights in Poland since his election in 2011.

The incident happened in a cafe in central Warsaw, where Biedron headed to celebrate the festivities with a group of friends following the march. “An aggressive man insulted us using homophobic statements,” Biedron said. “He began to choke one of my friends and punched him in the face. When he recognized me he spat in my face, raised his fists and kicked me in the stomach.”

The assailant didn’t get far before being arrested, and despite the beating, Biedron was quick to point out the drop in hostility compared to last year’s Pride festival. “This was an unpleasant incident, and it shows that there is perhaps no sense in burying one’s head in the sand,” he told Polsat News.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jun 17, 2013
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  • 2 Comments
    • Triple S
      Triple S

      Handsome guy. I hope Poland gets to a point where being gay is just as fine as being straight. Like Australia. Although we need some more time it would seem as well :P

      Jun 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      Poland is very influenced by the CC.

      They can do a much better job of promoting things like —

      ” Habitually therefore give one another a friendly reception, just as Christ also has received you, and thus promote the glory of God. “…..Weymouth New Testament

      Jun 19, 2013 at 8:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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