Over 20,000 Expected At EuroPride 2010 in Warsaw Poland And Also Thousands Of Protesters

Europride the pan-European international event dedicated to LGBT pride, hosted by a different European city each year will today (Saturday) in Warsaw Poland.  The landmark gay rights rally in the Polish capital will be the first EuroPride parade ever to take place behind the Cold War Iron Curtain/.  Politicians from countries like Great Britain, Sweden and Germany also plan to take part in the rally, which will focus on a call for legal recognition of same-sex partnerships.

The event is facing strong opposition in largely Catholic and conservative Poland; some 55,000 people have signed a petition which describes EuroPride as “an obscene event of filth and perversion.” and counter demonstrations are expected   Polish officials are not expected at the rally.

Back2Stonewall would like to wish the Best of Luck to Warsaw Poland today.  Hopefully the event will go smoothly and there will be no problems.  We stand beside you and are very proud of you.

Full Disclosure, I’m a PROUD GAY Polish American.  Send Bobka please!

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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