This George Michael tribute will wake you up to Poland’s fight for equality

As the United States approaches two years with marriage equality — and as LGBTQ rights face daily assaults from state and federal lawmakers — it can be easy to take for granted what we have. But in other parts of the world, people are still fighting for the rights we’ve won.

Take Poland. It’s the largest country in Europe where same-sex couples don’t have the right to marry.

Polish couple Jakub Kwiecinski and David Mycek are using their latest fan video to call attention to the fight for LGBTQ equality in Poland. It’s a struggle that seems to be getting harder, not easier, they explain:

“Recently the current government harnesses the General Prosecutor’s Office in order to intimidate the same-sex couples and therefore discourage them from getting married abroad. Polish president claims also that in accordance with the Polish Constitution, marriages and unions between same-sex couples will never be possible in Poland.”

The vloggers/activists recently won a battle to get married in Portugal this June thanks to their haters, though same-sex marriage remains illegal in their home country of Poland. Jakub and David are trying to raise awareness about the lack of equality in Polish society through a project called #PolandWakeUp.

Featuring 50 of Poland’s most well-known LGBTQ, the video pays tribute to queer icon George Michael with a medley of “Faith,” “Wake Me Up,” “Too Funky,” and “Freedom! ’90.”

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