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Poland: Arrest Over Virgin Mary’s Rainbow Halo

Expand People demonstrate in front of St. Mary's Basilica, Krakow, Poland, with posters 'Free Ela' to support Elzbieta Podlesna who is accused of profanation for displaying a poster of Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo. May 6, 2019. © 2019 Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images (Berlin) – The arrest of a woman over a picture of a religious icon with a rainbow halo on May 6, 2019 is the latest attempt by Polish authorities to target LGBT and gender equality activists. Government officials allege the work is blasphemous and object to its presumed link to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender…

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