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Poland's first openly gay MP attacked after Equality Parade


Harry
18 Jun 2013 #1
Just when you thought that Poland was starting to make some progress:

Poland's first openly gay MP was physically attacked following Saturday's Equality Parade in Warsaw, he has stated.

"This was an unpleasant incident, and it shows that there is perhaps no sense in burying one's head in the sand," said Robert Biedron of the liberal Palikot's Movement party, in an interview with TV channel Polsat News.
"You cannot call bandits patriots, a tendency that one often hears from the lips of politicians," he said.
Biedron said that the attack took place in a cafe in central Warsaw where the MP was relaxing with a group of friends following the march.
"An aggressive man insulted us, using homophobic statements. He began to choke one of my friends and punched him in the face.
"When he recognized me he spat in my face, raised his fists and and kicked me in the stomach," the MP said.
According to Biedron, the assailant then ran away but was arrested shortly afterwards.

Interesting point about not calling people who are dangerous to Poland 'patriots'.
jon357 63 | 14,255
18 Jun 2013 #2
It isn't the first time it's happened to him. I understand they've caught the thug who did it right away and that the MP's pressing charges.
newpip - | 140
18 Jun 2013 #3
disgusting.
smurf 39 | 1,981
18 Jun 2013 #4
That's awful.
I hope the full force of the law is used when sentencing this thug.......although with the Polish court system making turtles look like speed freaks it'll prob be a few years before he's sent down....so he's got a few years to think about becoming someone's prison b!tch when he's inside.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,771
18 Jun 2013 #5
And this is a direct consequence of the politics of hate.
pawian 161 | 9,971
19 Jun 2013 #6
Just when you thought that Poland was starting to make some progress:

Harry and guys, come on, be sensible. It happens everywhere. Shall we say that Britain is a backward country because of these most recent attacks?:

independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/gay-couple-beaten-in-park-urge-mps-to-moderate-language-on-gay-marriage-8624531.html

yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/gay-mp-reveals-brutal-street-attack-1-5696775

Or US?: pinknews.co.uk/2013/04/23/oklahoma-gay-politician-attacked-by-three-men-outside-bar/

Poland isn`t a paradise for gays, for sure, but if you think other countries are much better, you are gravely mistaken.
jkb - | 198
19 Jun 2013 #7
Poland isn`t a paradise for gays, for sure, but if you think other countries are much better, you are gravely mistaken.

No, he's not. Other countries have laws sanctioning gay rights.
pawian 161 | 9,971
19 Jun 2013 #8
Other countries have laws sanctioning gay rights.

Like gay marriages and adoptions?
Yes, ok, Poland hasn`t got these laws yet......

.....but still, we are talking about physical attacks on gays in this thread. They happen in all countries. Harry was simply unfair starting his OP in the way he did.
McDouche 6 | 286
19 Jun 2013 #9
Does it happen as commonly though? Maybe in countries like France and the UK it's gone up in the past years due to the influx of anti-Semitic and homophobic Muslim immigrants.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
19 Jun 2013 #10
Looking at how lefty creatures make use of it, I wouldn't be surprised If the homo actually paid some punk to do that. What's really said is that a guy, who achieved pretty much nothing except being "openly gay" was elected into the Parliament. A good thing is that the whole damn freak show will most probably be out after the next elections.
pawian 161 | 9,971
19 Jun 2013 #11
No, he should stay and continue to represent the voters who have chosen him.
jon357 63 | 14,255
19 Jun 2013 #12
Indeed. And unless his ratings fall, that's what he'll be doing.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
30 Sep 2015 #13
Merged: Polish mayor wants street-name parity in his town Slupsk

Robert Biedroń, Poland's first openly homosexual mayor, wants to introduce parity in the way streets in his Baltic coast town of Słupsk are named. He said he went through a list of street names and found they overwhelmingly bear the names of males.

He did not explain where he would obtain enough female historical figures to achieve his desired parity, but the ploy may succeed in briefly focusing the spotlight on the ever-publicity-seeking mayor.

wprost.pl/ar/521987/Biedron-chce-parytetu-w-nazwach-ulic/
Polsyr 6 | 769
30 Sep 2015 #14
What a bright idea!
Ziemowit 12 | 3,611
30 Sep 2015 #15
Very bright! If women are roughly half of mankind, so should be the case with the names of streets in this Baltic coast town.
Ironside 48 | 9,900
30 Sep 2015 #16
t isn't the first time it's happened to him.

Last time if I remember correctly he made all thing up. He is prone to hysterical and unbalanced reactions.
I wonder how truthful are his words this time.

who achieved pretty much nothing except being "openly gay" was elected into the Parliament.

Good point here, he was elected only because of his bed activities and promotion of the "gays rights" propaganda. Not much to be honest as a qualification go.

Poland's first openly homosexual mayor, wants to introduce parity in the way streets in his Baltic coast town of Słupsk are named. He said he went through a list of street names and found they overwhelmingly bear the names of males.

Yep, it is more pressing issue in this town that needs to be spend public money on it.
Proving once more that he is noting but an activist and an attention seeker and you cannot expect much in a way of much needed in Poland problem solving attitude.
Marsupial - | 888
30 Sep 2015 #17
He seems like a complete waste of time. In all respects.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,771
30 Sep 2015 #18
Good point here, he was elected only because of his bed activities and promotion of the "gays rights" propaganda. Not much to be honest as a qualification go.

Wrong. He was elected because he threw time and effort into Słupsk and showed that he really cared about them. Anyone that thinks that he was elected because of his sexuality is in dreamland.
Wulkan - | 3,251
30 Sep 2015 #19
It isn't the first time it's happened to him.

Yes, he is professional victim, way to do the politics.
OP Harry
30 Sep 2015 #20
Last time if I remember correctly he made all thing up.

Your memory is clearly playing tricks on you, or would you care to provide some sources which support your claim?
Ironside 48 | 9,900
30 Sep 2015 #21
He was elected because he threw time and effort into Słupsk and showed that he really cared about them.

Oh he does care about them, he will spend a lot of their many to change streets-names in more equal way, half male and half females, nobody will dare to say that Słupsk is not an equal opportunity town. Surely that is worth much more than some trifling issues as quality living, jobs, and other mundane details.

Some could as what about homosexuals, gander neutral and transvestites, are they going be neglected in the street naming equality action? It is not very tolerant of him, is it?

Bah, those are nasty cherry picking questions, worthy of homophobic troglodytes, not a modern first world urbanite, so I rather say nothing. The rest is silence.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
30 Sep 2015 #22
half of mankind

Yes, but streets and squares are usually named after national heroes, outstanding statesmen, writers, composers, artists and others who have made generally recognised contritbutions. If parity were introduced, the street namers would really have to scrape the bottom of hte barrel and would come up with only a few obscure, little-known female figures. This is one of those sweeping, tabloid-attracting projects that is close to being unfeasible. But it's good PR for the equality nutters.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,771
30 Sep 2015 #23
If parity were introduced, the street namers would really have to scrape the bottom of hte barrel and would come up with only a few obscure, little-known female figures.

Perhaps the reason they're unknown is because no-one is naming anything after them?

I'm sure there's plenty of women that made significant contributions to life in Słupsk, and so they deserve to be honoured.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Oct 2015 #24
made significant contributions

Unless one wants to name streets after living women who nowadays are indeed more numerous in many formerly all-male fields. Usually that's not the case. Sure there was Emilia Plater, Maria Konopnicka, Ełżbieta Drużbacka and a handful of others, maybe Michnik's mother, a Sovietiser of children's schoolbooks, militant shipyard worker Anna Walentynowicz or the fat lady tram driver who started the 1980 strike in Gdańsk. But to achieve parity one would have also to dredge up some popular lcoal teacher or resepcted lady doctor, but that would still not be enough so the street-namers would be forced to scrape the bottom of the barrel for a local barmaid or even Pani Kowalska who made the best pierogi around. The equality-parity freaks will go to all lengths to propagate their cockeyed PC-esque causes regardless of common sense and financial considerations. Even in a provincial backwater such as Słupsk, changing street signs also involves printing new official documents, ordering new rubber stamps, business cards, etc., etc. involving a huge unnecessary expense. Let the pipedreaming mayor foot the bill out of his own pocket or forever hold his peace or (in more vernacular parlance) shut the f*** up!
OP Harry
1 Oct 2015 #25
Last time if I remember correctly he made all thing up. He is prone to hysterical and unbalanced reactions.

Are you going to support your 'recollection' or would you prefer to admit that you were, at best, entirely wrong with your claim about Biedron?

I'm sure there's plenty of women that made significant contributions to life in Słupsk, and so they deserve to be honoured.

Yes, but then you have at least an idea as to what and where Slupsk is, you aren't the one who claims here that it's a small port on the Baltic when in reality it's the third biggest city in Pomerania which is not on the sea and is 100km away from the nearest port (which happens to be Poland's biggest port).
Monika51
1 Oct 2015 #26
Polonius3
"maybe Michnik's mother, a Sovietiser of children's schoolbooks"history"
my mother was a history teatcher - so I red a lot of history textbooks - Anna Michnik's was very good, because she showed the student's that every event of history is a link. Interpretation [commie] - is the other thing. Nowadays is like in Tuwim's poem " Straszni mieszczanie" :

Że dom... że Stasiek... że koń... że drzewo...

And here are going, done up tightly,
They are looking to the right, are looking left.
And looking - can see everything individually
That ... house that Stasiek ... that ... horse that ... tree
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Oct 2015 #27
Anna Michnik

Maybe that was some other Michnik, because Adam's mother was Helena Michnik.
Her anti-middle class views were harmful because Polish society's main structural problem was the absence of an indigenous burgher class. It was largely the burgher class -- not the peasantry or gentry -- that designed and built palaces, townhouses and cathedrals, composed symphonies, sculpted, painted and engaged in diverse arts and crafts, ran town governments, etc.
jon357 63 | 14,255
2 Oct 2015 #28
Yes, he is professional victim, way to do the politics.

As President of Slupsk with huge popular support, he's about as far from being a "professional victim" as it gets, Wulkan; in the future, doubtless there'll be a few towns with an ulica Biedrona.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
2 Oct 2015 #29
ulica Biedrona

But only after he goes ot hell where all perverts end up!
OP Harry
2 Oct 2015 #30
in the future, doubtless there'll be a few towns with an ulica Biedrona.

I'm sure there will; although a part of me worries that it'll be after he's been assassinated by a hate-filled moron.

But only after he goes ot hell where all perverts end up!

Following on to what I said above, is there a reason that homophobic hate speech is tolerated to the point of being encouraged here?


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