Polish TV presenter apologises for ‘shameful words’ against LGBTQ+ people

‘Meaningful and necessary’ apology made to activist Bart Staszewski in new chapter for state broadcaster

A television presenter with Poland’s state broadcaster has apologised for the years of “shameful words” directed at LGBTQ+ people, in a moment hailed by a prominent rights campaigner as the closing of a chapter in Polish society.

Bart Staszewski, an activist and film-maker, said the apology made to him live on air on Sunday showed the transformation of a broadcaster that served as a mouthpiece for the Law and Justice (PiS) party during its time in power.

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