A Polish gay couple, Jakub and David, have given away hundreds of rainbow masks to people on the streets of Poland, contributing to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and homophobia in the country.
The pair have taken homophobes in their country head-on, trying to remove the stigma surrounding gay people and doing something positive during the coronavirus pandemic. T
Jakub says: “Many Polish people call us a plague, so we thought if we help people overcome the real plague, they might change their mind. I know it’s naive, but if we can do something good then why not?”
Jakub and David borrowed a sewing machine from one of their grandmothers and began to sew masks in order to give them away for free. David says: “Our masks are unique because they are in rainbow colours! Our tailor friend supported the idea, so 300 pieces were sewn which we took to the streets of the city.”
The pair wandered the streets of the tri-city towns of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot, which are on the coast of Gdańsk Bay, Baltic Sea.
Jakub added: “Many LGBTQ+-free zones were created in our country so we were a bit afraid of how people would react, but they were really touched by our idea. I think they really appreciated that someone cared about their health. It was great to see that rainbow colours didn’t scare people but will help keep them stay safe.”
To see more videos of Jakub and David in action, visit their Youtube channel.