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Polish LGBT activists perform tribute to George Michael


delphiandomine 83 | 17,596
29 May 2017  #1
From Poland, Jakub Kwiecinski and Dawid Mycek (popular YouTubers in Poland) created a tribute to George Michael in cooperation with United Polish LGBT to protest anti-gay laws in Poland. As we all know, Poland suffers from some of the most backwards laws in Europe concerning gay rights, with members of the government far more concerned with lining their pockets than basic human rights.

Unfortunately, since the new government was installed, hatred towards LGBT citizens in Poland has been on the increase. Such attacks have brought greater attention to LGBT issues, with the recent Gdańsk equality parade attracting record numbers.

pinknews.co.uk/2017/05/22/polish-lgbt-rights-activists-recreate-george-michael-video-to-challenge-anti-gay-laws

It's a fun video, and can be found at the bottom of the article. Such international awareness can only help with LGBT rights in Poland, and the support of the international LGBT community is assured.
jon357 63 | 14,121
29 May 2017  #2
He was popular here. Not my type of music, however I remember that when he came here to do concerts they were always sold out at large venues.
Crow 137 | 7,535
29 May 2017  #3
What? George was one?
jon357 63 | 14,121
29 May 2017  #4
George was one

A singer? yes, he was.
Crow 137 | 7,535
29 May 2017  #5
Swinger?
jon357 63 | 14,121
29 May 2017  #6
Swinger

No, pop music and soulful ballads mostly.
Crow 137 | 7,535
29 May 2017  #7
So George was maniac
Harry
29 May 2017  #8
Not my type of music

Some of the remixes of his work were very good.
jon357 63 | 14,121
29 May 2017  #9
I always found him (except for Careless Whisper) to be middle of the road to the point of banality, especially the album 'Forty' which someone (Polish) gave me. Still he was much liked here and many people, not just the thousands of Poles who flocked to his concerts, evidently miss him.

Wham was fun though - takes me back to school discos (and liked here at the time too).

In the clubs here (not that I often go to noisy discotheques nowadays) they like all the favourites, anthems, handbag music, etc. Conchita Wurst is liked here.
Wulkan - | 3,251
30 May 2017  #10
Not my type of music

We know, you prefer Johnny Mathis.

Some of the remixes of his work were very good

Just picture you dancing to one of them with your cats :-))))

It's a fun video

Looks like someone put a lot of work into that.
Joker 1 | 939
30 May 2017  #11
I remember when this pervert was arrested in a Los Angeles public bathroom for performing a "Lewd Act" by an undercover Police Officer.

And busted again!
gawker.com/5052776/george-michael-arrested-in-yet-another-public-toilet

At least our public bathrooms have become a little safer since the deviant is gone:)
jon357 63 | 14,121
30 May 2017  #12
Johnny Mathis.

That's a very different genre to George Michael, much less popular in Poland and not my thing either. Mind you, there are several well-known Polish singers working today who were inspired by his (George Michael's) work, not to mention many thousands of fans.

dancing to one of them with your cats

If I ever get any, I'll remember your words. I don't know if household pets like Wham though. Have you tried that? It does seem a very strange suggestion.

Looks like someone put a lot of work into that.

The late George Michael had a lot of fans here - there have been a number of tributes. Poland didn't really produce a singer of that generation with the same level of élan as him, though plenty with lives similarly blighted by substance abuse..
Marsupial - | 888
30 May 2017  #13
Its been a great couple of years or the demise of garbage music. All drug addicts too. Thank god no more of him!
Wulkan - | 3,251
30 May 2017  #14
there are several well-known Polish singers working today who were inspired by his (George Michael's) work, not to mention many thousands of fans.

Seriously? Thanks for letting us know Captain Obvious

Have you tried that?

Do I look like Harold? :-)

substance abuse..

I can't understand how can you be a millionaire and start taking heroin, I guess taking so much bone into your anus can create all sort of head problems.
jon357 63 | 14,121
30 May 2017  #15
or the demise of garbage music

I've never heard his music called that. Banal and middle of the road maybe. Certainly popular here, as the youtube tributes and success of his concerts show.
Ironside 47 | 9,624
30 May 2017  #16
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Who cares? By the way I hope they 'preformance' will be keep out of the public space.

the most backwards laws in Europe concerning gay rights,

That is BS. Gays in Poland are treated like anybody else. No prvilages true but that is a good thing.

hatred towards LGBT citizens

There is no LGBT citizens, only a commie activists that happened to like D or V.
They brazen attack on the general populace in demanding of a special treatment and priviliges. Caused general backlash but not against gays but commie activists

Like Biedron do Biedronki. Funny!.
Crow 137 | 7,535
30 May 2017  #17
LGBT persons are in advantage in this world. They are somehow more sleazy and slippery. George must have used his opportunity and then founded it in himself. Deeply in himself.
Marsupial - | 888
30 May 2017  #18
Jon357...sure he was popular. No doubt. Liked by the same gay nerds that used to buy my lunch at school in exchange for oxygen.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,664
30 May 2017  #19
marsupial, I think GM was a bit more popular than that. mainstream pop star, very popular.
Nonetheless, I have no idea why this thread was started..
oh yes
idem - | 135
30 May 2017  #20
Of course he was popular and he sold thousand of records. When mentioned his name everyone thinks about singer not gay.

according to Delph insinuation- firstly homosexuality was legal in Poland since 1930- much earlier than in some 'highly progressive' west Europe countries who try to patronise Poland now. Secondly where are these attacks on gays in Poland? Ok some 'smirks' maybe from less tolerant person.....
Marsupial - | 888
30 May 2017  #21
I thimk.of the singer first also not anything else. That's the problem...hated his music.
idem - | 135
30 May 2017  #22
Ha,ha this is this bit 'cheesy' sort of music like for instance Shakin Stevens.....maybe not the most sophisticated but easy to listen and very popular so always sells very well !.
cms 9 | 1,272
30 May 2017  #23
Not my cup of tea but after he died there were many tales of his anonymous generosity to those less fortunate and unrecognised. That should be food for though for would some of the people who spout here about Chirstian values
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,664
30 May 2017  #24
I will never forget driving down the Kings Road in the mid 80s in my brothers open topped car wearing fake Ray Bans and listening to THIS super cheesy pop song..

youtube.com/watch?v=pIgZ7gMze7A

idem you cannot compare our George with Shakin Stevens....purleeze...
lol how could we ever have thought he was NOT gay?
Atch 17 | 2,778
30 May 2017  #25
generosity to those less fortunate

That's absolutely true. One example is the charity Childline who said he gave them millions over the years but never wanted it made public. He also gave all the royalties from at least five singles to charity and frequently gave large sums of money, thousands at a time to random strangers who were in financial difficulties.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,664
30 May 2017  #26
yes George was very generous to all kinds of people.
In fact he was a local boy (North London) and I wont hear a word said against him.
Atch 17 | 2,778
30 May 2017  #27
That's right. Wasn't he from somewhere around Highgate or that neighbourhood. From a Greek background wasn't he?

This is for him, he'd like it I'm sure:))

youtube.com/watch?v=1_RL0ZF-owM
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,664
30 May 2017  #28
he was from East Finchley and moved to Radlett as a teenager and attended Bushey Meads school and Cassio College. Very local to us.
Later he bought a big house in Highgate village.
His dad was Greek Cypriot, his mum was English.
Atch 17 | 2,778
30 May 2017  #29
Hey Roz, let's have our own tribute to George here. How about some more classic 80s cheese from Rick Astley, let's hear it for Rick and George - the Gays, a great bunch o' lads :))

youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

God be with the days when they knew how to make a budget video!
idem - | 135
30 May 2017  #30
idem you cannot compare our George with Shakin Stevens....purleeze...

To certain extend I liked both of them :-) And they are both from 80 'cheesy' music range...ha ,ha we can add Boy George too.

I believe he was just generous person. Left good memory about himself to many people whom he helped.


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