MEXICO CITY, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Attacks on LGBT+ rights in Poland, where towns are declaring themselves LGBT-free zones, are “absurd,” said “Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski, an actor with Polish roots who on Tuesday called on the country to respect its gay and trans citizens.
The actor and reality TV star has been promoting a petition from advocacy group All Out that asks the European Union to condemn the crackdown.
The petition, with more than 300,000 signatures, was delivered on Tuesday to European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli, the same day the small Polish town of Krasnik voted itself “free from LGBT ideology.”
It is one of dozens of municipalities making similar declarations in Poland, where President Andrzej Duda is a vocal critic of gay and trans rights and campaigned against same-sex adoption and LGBT+ education in schools.
“If Poland wants to be part of the EU, then they have to behave accordingly,” said Porowski, who was born in Can