As Poland prepares for the second round of the country’s divisive presidential election on Sunday, incumbent president Andrzej Duda has been accused of using “hate speech” in an anti-LGBT campaign. In an address at an election rally, he told supporters that LGBT activism is an “ideology” more “destructive than communism”. [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] “He’s telling us that we are some kind of demons and is dehumanising us in every corner of his election rally,” activist Bart Staszewski told Culture Clash. Bart accused the Duda of using “hate speech” against LGBT people in order to win conservative votes. A third of Poland has already declared itself “LGBT free”, in a move condemned by the European Commission as a breach of fundamental rights. The “LGBT free zones” announced by local municipalities are not legally enforced but campaigners argue they normalise discrimination. [contfnewc] “I feel that homophobia can be more visible here because the politicians support homopho..