Poles run for LGBT equality ahead of presidential vote

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06/20/2020

Around a hundred Poles took part in an “Equality Run” on Saturday, condemning discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during a presidential election campaign where gay rights have provoked fierce debate. The run took place as a number of anti-government protests from groups including LGBT rights protestors and feminists took place in Warsaw. Facing an increasingly tight contest for the June 28 vote, incumbent President Andrzej Duda, an ally of ruling nationalists Law and Justice (PiS), has attempted to rally his conservative base by taking aim at what he calls LGBT “ideology”. PiS has said this is a foreign influence undermining traditional values.

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