Polish Jews plead with politicians to learn from the horrors of the Holocaust and stop ‘dehumanising’ LGBT+ people
Gay men wearing the pink triangle in a Nazi concentration camp. (Stock image)
Jewish leaders in Poland have spoken out about attempts to “dehumanise” and degrade the LGBT+ community in the country.
Poland has seen a surge in public homophobia and nationalist rhetoric over the past few years, with nearly 100 Polish municipal or local governments proclaiming themselves zones “free from LGBT+ ideology” amid the moral panic.
President of Poland Andrzej Duda has sought to capitalise on the issue amid a tough re-election battle this month, pledging to “prohibit the propagation of this ideology” in public institutions.
He has also vowed to outlaw adoption by same-sex couples, decrying “attempts to push an ideology on us and our children” and vowing: “We won’t allow [Poland] to be taken away from us.”