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Chris Pine On Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws: It’s “Awful, Archaic, Hostile Nonsense”

Chris_PineActor Chris Pine, better known to Trekkies as Captain James T. Kirk (and to Queerty staff as the second best ass of 2013), has joined literally everyone with a brain and common sense in condemning Russia’s anti-gay legislation ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi next month.

The laws banning the promotion of “gay propaganda” are “clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense,” he said during a recent interview. “I think we should do more than just send gay Olympians there…what’s happening there in terms of gay rights or the lack of it is extraordinary and awful.”

After a worldwide campaign attempting to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics over safety concerns for LGBT athletes and tourists, the IOC decided earlier this year to move forward with the Games in a homophobic country while doing little to secure the safety of attendees and participants. President Obama joins the Presidents of France and Germany in skipping a trip to Sochi this year, appointing openly gay delegates to represent the United States in his place.

Though no one is entirely sure how Russia will enforce the archaic laws next month, NBC has committed a chunk of coverage to addressing issues facing LGBTs in the country. “If Putin doesn’t drag his butt into the studio, then we’ll talk about [Russian anti-gay laws] without him,” sportscaster Bob Costas told the press last week. “But if he shows up, we’d rather talk to him.”

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jan 15, 2014
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  • 6 Comments
    • NG22
      NG22

      Appreciate the support. And remember boys, he’s an ally (and friend of Zachary Quinto), he’s not gay. Far too many Hollywood gay rumors exist in an evidence-free zone. I’m glad to welcome anyone to our community, but I think it’s important to take people at their word, so long as there is no evidence to the contrary.

      Damn Chris is gorgeous though. He looked fucking beautiful at the Golden Globes. When he first was cast in Star Trek, I didn’t realize just how good looking he was. I thought he was cute, but he’s far more than cute with a beard.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Wow, so Bob Costas is better on Gay issues that Johnny Weir. Kind of outlines what a douche Weir is.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Most importantly, what does Jim Bryant think about Chris Pine on Russia’s anti-gay laws?!!?

      Jan 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @Cam: I know. Weir is just about Weir and the attention he can get. What a vapid, shallow queen.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Chris Pine should just come out…..

      Jan 16, 2014 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • felixthegato
      felixthegato

      thanks Chris.

      We know what to do:

      http://www.sochi2014.com/en/partners-about

      Jan 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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