Gay at Euro 2012: Warsaw Pride and Pride House
With such disturbing news coming out of the Ukraine in the past weeks, it’s good to see more positive signs in the other host country for Euro 2012.
Warsaw Pride was this past weekend, and Polish lawmaker used the opportunity to deck out the Euro 2012 mascots in pride gear.
While thousands turned out to march, not all is rosy. Parade participant Ola Osinska said that she has been attacked three times in the capital city due to her sexual orientation.
Positive steps are being taken, though, as Pride House will open Friday in Warsaw in conjunction with the start of the Euro 2012 tournament. Aiming to tackle homophobia, the House will be a safe space for LGBT tournament-goers with places to watch the matches and other entertainment.