I’m generally not the first person on the scene when movements start to gain momentum, but I do tend to pick up on these things pretty early in the game. This week has a theme in keeping with the rumblings I’ve been picking up. I’m hearing more and more about Russia and the discriminatory anti gay laws that might negatively impact the 2013 Winter Olympics at Sochi. Time to pull what I’ve been reading into one place hopefully make a little noise.
- Even Russian pole vault champions have the right to their opinion as ass backwards and wrong as they may be.
- Kissing is now considered propaganda. Because we all know a picture of a same sex couple kissing is going to turn us all gay. Because that’s how it works. If a boy never saw two men kissing then he wouldn’t be gay. If a girl never saw two women kissing then she wouldn’t be gay. Gay people must be awesome kissers!
- Men in medical masks rough up a bunch of people at a gay bar in Moscow.
- Backlash slaps at a stunned Moscow. I suppose this means they had just assumed people would agree with them that gay men kissing in public would turn little boys queer.
- My first instinct is to say boycott. Then I think about and say not in a million years. These athletes have worked for years for this moment and they’ve earned it. Instead what they need to do is very openly and very purposefully tweak the nose of the Russians. I say rainbow flag patches for every athlete competing in the games.
- Vladimir Putin is the Stalin of the 21st Century.
- He is a very scary man that worryingly powerful.
- Very powerful!
- My final link and my final comment is no comment!