Gay Couple Hand Out Rainbow Masks To Combat COVID-19 And Homophobia In Poland


A Polish couple have given away hundreds of rainbow masks on the streets of their home country in an effort to the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to combat the rise in homophobia that has plagued their country in recent years.

Bloggers Jakub and David wandered the tri-city towns of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot on the coast of Gdańsk Bay, Baltic Sea on a mission to push back against the stigma of homosexuality after 30 so-called “LGBTQ-free zones” were declared around Poland last year.

“Many LGBT-free zones were created in our country so we were a bit afraid how people would react but they were really touched by our idea,” said Jakub.

“I think they really appreciated that someone cared about their health. It was great to see that the rainbow masks didn’t scare people,” he said.

“Many Polish people call us a plague, so we thought if we help people overcome real plague, they might change their minds. I know it’s naive, but if we can do something good then why not?” he added.

The couple said they borrowed a sewing machine from one of their grandmothers to sew the masks to give them away for free.

“Our masks are unique because they are rainbow! A tailor friend supported the idea, so 300 pieces were sewn with which we took to the streets of the city,” said David.

Check out the touching video below.


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