An activist has released pictures of gay people in front of Polish municipalities that declared themselves LGBT-free. Bart Staszewski said he wanted to show the real people affected by the crackdown on gay rights in Poland. Last year, 80 municipalities in Poland declared themselves free of LGBTI ideology, pledging to refrain from encouraging tolerance of gay people. The resolution also called on the European Commission "to monitor how all EU funding is used, to remind stakeholders of their commitment to non-discrimination and that such funds must no be used for discriminatory purposes". MEP Guy Verhofstadt said Staszewski's photographic campaign "makes my stomach turn", urging the "European Commission to take immediate action against these disgusting practices. Poland is one of six EU countries — alongside Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia — not to issue or recognise same-sex civil partnerships. Hate speech against LGBT people is also not punished by law.
Church 'promoting violent discourse'
The purpose of this study was to focus on the context of stereotypes of gay men, and how sex differences and social contact influence the stereotypic and counter-stereotypic attributes of them. To do that, 77 female and male heterosexual undergraduate students participated in the study. The participants filled out a rating scale. The findings of the study demonstrated that male participants defined male homosexuals by using more stereotypic, less counter-stereotypic attributes, while female participants used less stereotypic and more counter-stereotypic attributes to define gay men.
Josh is a music student from Buxton, living in Liverpool, and he's bisexual. In the early hours of 17 June, he was beaten up outside a bar in the city. The photos he shared of his injuries, posted on Instagram a day later, have been liked more than , times. I wasn't sharing it for my own gain," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. Josh says CCTV footage from the night shows him exchange words with a man on the street, who then turns around and attacks him. He says his attacker called him a homophobic slur. But it's not just Josh. Tyler Jones says his attackers used homophobic language and pulled a knife before assaulting him and two gay male friends, earlier this month.