Deforest De-Lewarde Northern France Diego Mercier Poland France county La Salle lgbtq Europe Deforest De-Lewarde Northern France Diego Mercier Poland France county La Salle

Polish towns pay a steep price for anti-LGBTQ views

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ZOSIA WANAT08/02/2020 10:15 PM EDTLink CopiedDOUAI, France — At the entrance to the Lycée La Salle Deforest de Lewarde in Douai in Northern France, students are welcomed with a “bonjour” written on the wall in many languages: “guten tag,” “hello,” “buenos días.”There used to be the Polish “dzień dobry” as well — but it got painted over during a recent renovation. “It was just a mistake, we will bring ‘dzień dobry’ back!” said Diego Mercier, the school’s headmaster.

AdvertisementBut while it shouldn’t be too difficult to repaint the greeting, re-establishing a good relationship between schools in Douai and the Polish town of Puławy could prove more problematic — especially after the Polish municipality signed an anti-LGBTQ pledge.Since 2019,..

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