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Lawmakers protest Polish president's anti-LGBTQ views by forming rainbow with their outfits at his swearing-in

While Poland has been declared, per a 2020 survey from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, the worst country in the European Union for gay rights — indeed, President Andrzej Duda’s more centrist rival also opposed adoption by gay couples — not everyone shares those views. On Thursday, a group of parliament members let Duda know exactly how they felt about his homophobic positions by wearing rainbow face masks and outfits representing the colors of the rainbow, defiantly posing outside the Polish parliament building in a show of solidarity for the LGBTQ community and the rainbow pride flag. (While predominantly women, the group included one male MP, Maciej Kopiec, who sported a bright orange blazer over his dark suit.)

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