Using town twinning to combat prejudice

  I’ve got a new campaign. It’s to encourage towns that are twinned with anti-gay Polish towns to de-twin. It will send a message that bigotry is unacceptable. Will it have an effect? I hope so. It includes a carrot. Towns that rescind the policy will be re-twinned. It will also have the effect of discouraging other towns from passing similar motions. It’s not easy to change people’s minds. Treating them as outcasts or pariahs… Read More »Using town twinning to combat prejudice

Combatting Polish homophobia – Part 2

  Rabka council has announced that it does not have an anti-gay policy. Reading between the lines, the Rabka coucil is trying to steer a narrow path that avoids incurring the wrath of the nationalist bigots while also not pandering to them. It’s not the same as issuing a public statement supporting gay rights. But it’s possibly as good as it gets, for now. Our questioning of Rabka’s policy has done three things. 1.… Read More »Combatting Polish homophobia – Part 2