Step 2 Part 2 Fact Sheet 29: lgbtq+ inequality

LGBTQ+ Inequality

The Polish community of Niedrzwica Duza pronounced itself an LGBTQ+ free zone. The community council voted for a resolution to stop the terror of homosexuality. Conservatives emphasize that they don’t want to forbid homosexuality: “We never discriminate because of a person’s sexual orientation”, says the lawyer of Ordo Iuris, a religious organisation. As long as homosexuals don’t express their feelings or ask to be married, have pride-marches or go to schools to teach about homosexuality. “It is important that children aren’t exposed to such parades”, the mayor says. Persons with the same sex can’t get married. It is as if we would give a driver’s license to the blind.” He calls the resolution a precaution against the western sexual revolution. “This ideology aggressively knocks on our door, to tell us how to live our lives. Ours is a democratic resolution, voted for by a majority: we do not allow ourselves to impose the values of a minority.”

(source: NRC, April 24, 2020)

Nikkie de Jager from the Netherlands is currently one of the most popular social media influencers. On her YouTube channel, Nikkietutorials, she talks about lifestyle and make up issues. 

In 2019, Nikkie posted a video with a very different subject. Nikkie told her followers she had been blackmailed. Therefore, she decided to come out of the closet. The blackmailer wanted money or otherwise threatened to expose Nikkie as a transgender. Nikkie decided to share her secret in a special video on her channel. Nikkie’s coming out video went viral and motivated a lot of transgenders worldwide not to be ashamed anymore.


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