Bosak, Christian nationalist and youngest member of the Polish parliament, is a Polish gay icon.
I was just watching TVN Style cable channel and there was an interview with Polish lawmaker and former head of ultra Catholic All Polish Youth, Krzysztof Bosak.
Mr Bosak has, what some refer to as, rather homophobic views, as does his party, League of Polish Families. He was part of what turned out to be a violent protest against gays marching in Krakow last year. As reported by the UK Guardian:
Waving a red-and-white Polish flag at the Krakow march with fellow protesters from the Catholic Mlodziez Wszechpolska youth group, Krzysztof Bosak said: "Violence is bad but there is no way you can protest against this abnormality without violence."
The interviewer on the program asked him how many voters voted for him in the last election.
“I think it was around three and a half thousand,”, he said (under a PR list system it is possible to get elected to a national parliament with very low number of votes).
The host of the program then said:
“But on a recent gaylife.pl poll for Poland’s greatest ‘Christian nationalist gay icon’ you got 14,000 votes…”
Bosak was understandably slightly disorientated by this.
It means, of course, that 11,000 more people voted for him as a gay icon than they did to represent voters in the Polish parliament.
By the way, listen to an ‘interesting’ interview with Bosak in English here.