Här är ett utdrag från en artikel om Culture for Tolerance Festival 2008: "It's never easy to swim against the current, and so the first quality we should ascribe to the participants in this festival is bravery. Poland never had a 'sixties' in the sense that America or England did. The Poles were stuck behind the Berlin Wall, and the Communist government did not acknowledge such a thing as homosexuality. That said, let's not just point the finger at the Communists, or the Church for that matter, the situation is more complex."
Här ett utdrag från Campaign Against Homophobias hemsida: "The first "Culture for tolerance" festival took place between May 6 and May 9, 2004, under the patronage of Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, who was the Plenipotentiary of the Equal Status of Men and Women, and the Swedish Embassy. The main events of the festival were: a conference organized in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, a visit to the National Museum in Auschwitz-Birkenau and paying respects to the homosexual victims of Nazism, the Tolerance March, as well as movie screenings and a rock concert. In addition to these numerous discussions, workshops and meetings were held with artists and social activists linked to the LGBT movement.
Approximately 1500 people took part in the first Tolerance March. Unfortunately a peaceful and legal manifestation was interrupted by a group of soccer hooligans and ultra-right and nationalistic organizations sympathizers.
The first "Culture for tolerance" festival and the Tolerance March have shown that there are many people in Cracow who hold the ideals of equality dear. Therefore, the organizers decided to continue them. Since 2006 the festival and the march have been organized by the designated Culture for Tolerance Foundation"
Och här finns en artikel om Tolerance March i våras som slutade i sammandrabbning mellan queeraktivister och motdemonstranter. Bilderna ovan är från artikeln.