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Polish town regrets implementing “pointless” anti-LGBTQ+ pledge


The mayor of Krasnik declared the town as an ‘LGBT Free’ zone in May 2019, but has since admitted the town has become a “laughingstock”.  Krasnik is a Polish town located in southeastern Poland close to the Ukraine border.

The town joined a handful of Polish towns which implemented the anti-LGBTQ+ measures to support Poland’s right-wing conservatives and the Roman Catholic Church, which is heavily ingrained into Poland’s religious society. “We have become Europe’s laughingstock, and it’s the citizens not the local politicians who’ve suffered most,” Wojciech Wilk told The New York Times.

The Polish politician now believes the pledge is a “symbolic and legally pointless gesture” which has caused economic hardship to the town.

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