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foreign gays in Poland

11 May 2009 /  #1
Im going to visit Poland at the end of this month, just curious how locals see gay people, do you have problems with it? will we get bashed? do men there like latins? or hate them for their color? anybody any thoughts?
nunczka 8 | 458  
11 May 2009 /  #2
just curious how locals see gay people,

As a bunch of queers.
OP mvefa  
11 May 2009 /  #3
haha well that helps!
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441  
11 May 2009 /  #4
If you are staying in a big city, you should be OK, if you are visiting a small town, you might be stared at if you are holding hands with your partner and so on.

If you are flamboyant and loud you might attract some unwanted attention.

Stay safe and don't go out by yourself to places you are not familiar with. Use you common sense.
OP mvefa  
11 May 2009 /  #5
Great thanks for the tips, well actually im just going with my best friend, and are just avarage looking guys, not flamboyant or scandalous, so you cant tell haha...and we stay in krakow and warsaw..i gues we will be fine...
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441  
11 May 2009 /  #6
you should be more than fine. Enjoy your trip. Besides, you are not wearing a T-shirt " I am gay" when traveling, so there is really no way to telling, is there;)????
OP mvefa  
11 May 2009 /  #7
haha thats true, that would be a little overdone and ridiculous haha well im guessing we will have a lot of fun there,,,
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
11 May 2009 /  #8
we will have a lot of fun there

you would have much more fun visiting nowa huta district during the night with 'im a gay' tshirts on
OP mvefa  
11 May 2009 /  #9
hahaha and why is that?
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
11 May 2009 /  #10
many young friendly people live there
OP mvefa  
11 May 2009 /  #11
sure, i truly believe you...hahaha you ******
11 May 2009 /  #12
and remember Nowa Huta is a pleace to be after the dusk

Yip, and in Gdańsk, Warszawa or Poznań - contact local Młodzież
Wszechpolska representatives for a guided city tour :-)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
11 May 2009 /  #13

to be honest sweety, you'll be in puff paradise, all the men have shaved heads, wear tight t-shirts and combat pants...they've just not worked out that they're gay yet ;0)
OP mvefa  
12 May 2009 /  #14
hahaha ah you guys are awefull (thought you make me laugh) i come here for tips and i get all kinds of crap...!
mafketis 35 | 10,701  
12 May 2009 /  #15
i come here for tips and i get all kinds of crap...!

It's like you're in Poland already!

There's an old Polish saying: "A guest in the home, oh no!!! he's gay!!! get him out! get him out! get him out!!!!!"

(and to think some Polish people don't understand why so many western countries think of Polish attitudes as backwards...... the mind boggles)
OP mvefa  
12 May 2009 /  #16
hahaha is it that bad? huh and is it true all guys there are bashers and have shaved heads and army pants? haha just what i've heard here so far,,,enlighten me plz!
mafketis 35 | 10,701  
12 May 2009 /  #17
Actually things are probably worse now than five years ago.

Gaydar has never been part of the general Polish skill set (which meant that even very obviously gay people were not necessarily suspected of being gay*). Also there wasn't much idea that homosexuality was bad morally. Negative attitudes were more about it being statistically uncommon (Poland is a _very_ conformist country and most people want to like what other people like and are embarassed by even pretty trivial deviations from the norm).

Then a couple of Polish political parties picked up on the fact that gay-bashing was a road to electoral success in the US (Polish politics is generally more modelled after American than European models) and things went downhill.

Still, unless you actaully make out in public no one's liable to notice or care that you're gay. If you tell people you're gay, a certain amount of responses will be negative.

*and a lot of straight Polish men are born metrosexuals, vain about their appearance or clothes in ways that are very gay-seeming to westerners and a lot of straight Polish men are attracted to fashion styles that are very gay-seeming to westerners (though they'll feign distaste once they realize that tight leather pants and a bandana aren't macho after all).
OP mvefa  
12 May 2009 /  #18
wow, ok that sounds fair enough to me...but man im gonna be confused to recognize who is who :S
daveithink 4 | 11  
12 May 2009 /  #19
Hey mvefa!

You should use couch surfing website to contact gay people in Poland who want to host travellers and show them around! I'm going to Warsaw in the summer and have made a few friends from Poland through it!

Good luck in your travels :)
ajj - | 2  
13 May 2009 /  #20
i went to wrocław and it was very nice, obviously if u dont act like a woman, everything is fine! i went to a nice gay club and the men were hott! poland is a nice place and i love wrocław :D
OP mvefa  
13 May 2009 /  #21
well duh haha we do not act like that...but were the guys there friendly or..?
ajj - | 2  
14 May 2009 /  #22
yea very friendly... just relax and go see for yourself !!!!
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
14 May 2009 /  #23
Jesus Christ amlighty, gay invasion on PL ( just hope that garlik and holy water would work )
OP mvefa  
18 May 2009 /  #24
Advice for McCoy:
Please dont full yourself, come out of the closet..its better this way...
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
19 May 2009 /  #25
Come out of the closet and die young!
19 May 2009 /  #26
Or stay in the closet and become a Catholic priest so you can rape young priests as much as you want without any possibility of any punishment.
OP mvefa  
19 May 2009 /  #27
You guys are retarded, leave your hatred behind, it is really really 1940's, get on with the times, hatred against minorities are not acceptable anymore...
time means 5 | 1,309  
19 May 2009 /  #28
Some people would say calling someone a retard is also offensive.
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
19 May 2009 /  #29
why do you live in holland mvefa? something wrong with gay acceptance in latin america?
19 May 2009 /  #30
He did say he was Dutch with Latin American roots on another thread. So I would expect that is why he lives in Holland ?

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