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Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Emilie Prattico
Cafebabel (16 July 2010)

“Homophobia is not uncommon in eastern Europe. The gay pride marches in Latvia, Bucharest and Warsaw in 2006 were marked by counter-demonstrators assaulting homosexual activists. In Poland, 5, 000 people marched in a banned gay pride; the following day, Roman Giertych, then-deputy prime minister and education minister, joined 800 supporters of family values - most catholic, like the majority of Poles - in a counter-march to oppose ‘revolting pederasts’. He is the same man who proposed banning homosexuals from teaching in schools and make it easier to fire those teachers who promoted the ‘culture of homosexual lifestyle’.”


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