Thursday, 20 October 2011

Robert Biedroń, Poland's first openly gay MP

b April 13, 1976 in Krosno, Poland

Robert Biedroń is a Polish LGBT activist and politician. He was previously a member of Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland and the Democratic Left Alliance, but is now a member of Palikot's Movement. He is also the board member of the Polish Campaign Against Homophobia.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Sejm (Polish parliament) in 2005 (from Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej), the Democratic Left Alliance, the main left wing party. In the October 2011 parliamentary elections he was elected to Sejm (Polish Parliament) getting 16,919 votes in Gdynia district, from Palikot's Movement list. He is thus the first openly gay Member of Parliament in Poland.

Palikot's Movement is a new, progressive party known for its liberal views including supporting LGBT rights, abortion, and legalizing "soft drugs", which gained 40 seats in the Sejm, making it the third largest party.
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