Poland could vote in its first openly gay president during next election

(Getty) Poland ‘s existence under an anti-LGBT + administration could be drawing to a close as an openly gay presidential candidate offers up a fervent fight for leadership.

Current polls indicate that one in four Poles intend to vote for the left-wing candidate Robert Biedroń, who entered his political career as an LGBT+ activist.

Biedroń, who is the mayor of Slupsk, a town with a population of 98,757 in northern Poland, is considered a strong contender to current President Andrzej Duda.

A member of centre-left Party Your Movement, 11.4 percent of Poland said they would be willing to vote for Biedroń, according to a new poll.

Although the election is not set to take place until 2020, it means that the politician has a generous amount of time on his side to win nationwide support.

“I am just a boy from Krosno, who is often swimming against the tide, a leader who can lead a dialogue and unite people. The son, brother, colleague, and finally Krzysztof’s partner,” Biedroń said on his website. Robert Biedron takes the oath next to the first transsexual Polish deputy, Anna Grodzka, on November 8, 2011 (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty) “I am a man who respects nature, looks sympathetically at the destiny […]