Coming out Polish Style offers a rare look into the LGBT community in contemporary Poland and explores gay and lesbian rights in a conservative society as it undergoes a dynamic transformation toward more liberal attitudes. The film profiles openly gay celebrities as well as small-town youth still in the process of coming out.
Though as many as two million gays and lesbians live in Poland today, the majority are still “in the closet.” While public figures confidently affirmed their homosexuality, regular young people are frequently subjected to discrimination, rejection, and contempt because of their orientation. Despite the prevalence of homophobia, young Polish gays and lesbians are developing their culture in positive ways, going to clubs, advocating for gay rights, and participating in community events, including Europe’s largest gay pride parade.
Through its changing attitudes, Poland has positioned itself as an emblem of acceptance.
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