Clement Beaune comes out: “The blows, the violence, the rejection, that exists”

In an interview with “Têtu”, to be published on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the Secretary of State in charge of European affairs Clément Beaune evokes for the first time his homosexuality.
On December 9, the 25th anniversary issue of Têtu will pay tribute to several LGBT icons. Including a cover with Mylène Farmer , but also political interviews – including François Hollande who talks about marriage for all – with Clément Beaune . The Secretary of State for European Affairs comes out there.

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“ I’m gay and I take it, ” he said. A fact which is ” not an obstacle ” to becoming a minister. ” Today it seems trite to say it, but it is not obvious. The beatings, the violence, the rejection, it exists in 2020. To say today my sexual orientation, it is not of the indecency or the staging of intimacy “, he detailed to Têtu , as reportedThe Parisian .

During this interview, the Secretary of State also spoke about the Polish homophobic decisions, where a hundred municipalities declared themselves ” non-LGBT zones” under the silence of the conservative authorities. ” I come from a family in which people were deported because they were Jews, only two generations ago. That resonates with me. However, I would not like to be said that I am fighting against the zones. “without LGBT” because I am gay. It would be insulting to say that I am leading this fight for myself (…) On the other hand, as Secretary of State for European Affairs, I have an additional responsibility . I have to fight to spread tolerance ” , developed Clément Beaune.

The Secretary of State promises to visit Poland, in one of these areas, ” early next year” . He should also go there to support ” one of the associations which defend the right to abortion” . In Poland, women have lost the right to abort when there is a fetal malformation.

In the past, Clément Beaune was adviser to Jean-Marc Ayrault, former Prime Minister of François Hollande.

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