The Manneken-Pis dressed in his Pride outfit in support of the #LGBTIQFreedomZone campaign
Posted On March 10, 2021
The move aims to highlight this week’s debate and vote in the European Parliament on a resolution to declare the European Union an “LGBTIQ Freedom zone”.
MEP Pierre Karleskind (Renew Europe), at the initiative of the resolution, was accompanied by the two co-presidents of the LGBTI intergroup (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) of the European Parliament, German MEP Terry Reintke and Luxembourg MEP Marc Angel.
This March marks the second anniversary of the first Polish “LGBTI free zone”. Since 2019, many Polish counties and municipalities have declared themselves “free from LGBTI ideology” zones.
Pierre Karleskind stressed the importance of finding a response to these dissonances with European values in member states and referred to the homophobic assassination of David P., last Saturday in a park in Beveren: “See the emblem of Belgium to be adorned with his best Pride clothes on the day I vote for my resolution to defend LGBTIQ rights in Europe is a strong and very symbolic message. As recent news has shown us, homophobia in Europe is not only in Poland. It is in all countries, capitals, towns and villages. In Belgium too, LGBTIQ people should feel protected and supported by the state and the institutions”.