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Homobloc join forces with All Out

Festival will raise money to protect LGBT+ rights in Poland

2019 Nov 06     
2 Bit Thugs

Homobloc takes place in Manchester on 9 November, with The Black Madonna headlining

Homobloc, the festival born out of The Unabombers' long-running Manchester LGBT+ club night Homoelectric, have announced a partnership with LGBT+ rights campaigning group All Out. The partnership will see funds raised by the festival going to support LGBT+ activism in Poland.

The line-up for Homobloc, which takes place at Depot on 9 November and has a capacity of 10,000, includes The Black Madonna, Roisin Murphy, Honey Dijon, Seth Troxler, Larry Heard, Hunee, Todd Terje, Midland, Palms Trax, Horse Meat Disco, Artwork, Erol Alkan B2B Ivan Smagghe, Nicky Siano, Haai, Prosumer, Optimo, Hi-Fi Sean, The House Gospel Choir, Luke Unabomber, Luke Solomon, Hannah Holland, DJ Paulette and many more.

Since the right-wing Law & Justice Party came to power, LGBT+ communities in Poland have found themselves branded "a threat to Polish identity, our nation and its existence" and "a rainbow plague" by leading figures in government and the Catholic church. At least 30 towns and villages are known to have declared themselves "LGBT-free zones" and one national newspaper has been distributing free anti-LGBT stickers to its readers.

Matt Beard, director of All Out, said: "The tactics of the homophobic right in Poland are straight out of the Nazi playbook and the results are terrifying. In the past few months, LGBT+ people have been attacked with firecrackers, rocks, rotten eggs and bottles filled with urine. Pride flags have been burned. People have been taking their young children to anti-pride rallies to teach them how to hate their fellow citizens. This is an emergency. We know what happens when minority groups are scapegoated like this. We must never let fascism win again!"

For more information, see the Homobloc website.

 

 

 

 

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