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Mayor of Polish LGBTQ+ free town regrets signing pledge

In an interview with The New York Times, Wojciech Wilk said he is still trying to control the damage caused by signing a pledge two years ago, promising to “oppose any acts of tolerance” towards the LGBTQ+ community. The mayor of Krasnik signed the declaration in May 2019, making the region one of Poland’s ‘LGBTQ+ free’ zones, but said he believed the pledge to be a “symbolic and legally pointless gesture”.However, the LGBTQ+ free zones have seen international backlash, particularly from the EU, which declared its member countries ‘LGBTQ+ freedom zones’ in response to the increased hostility towards queer people in Poland.

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