Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  RUSSIAN CRISIS

Heroic Russian Gay Activist Convicted, But Refuses To Give Up

sochi-russia-olympics-lgbt-america-corporation-sponsors-360x360Our thoughts today are with Dmitry Isakov, an amazing Russian human rights organizer who was just convicted for producing “gay propaganda.”

Last summer, he stood on a square with a sign reading, in part, “being gay and loving gays is normal.”┬áHis sentence: a fine of around $120. Oh, and did we mention that his parents were the ones who dispatched the police to arrest him?

“I will not stop,” the 24-year-old told a reporter. (Amazingly, he appears to have no interest in boycotting vodka. Imagine that!)

Dmitry is a profile in bravery. But if you want to see cowardice, look no further than the International Olympic Committee, which is still whimpering pathetically about being non-political.

What will it take to convince the IOC that it is not “political” to oppose the wholesale oppression and destruction of an entire group of people? On what planet is it “political” to state that loving gay people is normal?

Of course, it’s possible that the IOC and their corporate sponsors aren’t really a bunch of cruel homophobes, or even a bunch of weak-willed atrocity-sympathizing sycophants.

With billions of dollars on the line, we’re sure their silence is simply motivated by other important i$$ues.

By:           matt baume
On:           Dec 23, 2013
Tagged: , , ,

  • 6 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Cue the usual “nothing is happening in Russia” from the Brighton bedsit scumbag.

      Dec 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Dmitry is amazing. Wonder what those scummy Olympic athletes will do when they go to Sochi in February for the Winter Games.

      Billie Jean King should be ashamed of herself for going there.

      Dec 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KittyLitter
      KittyLitter

      “(Amazingly, he appears to have no interest in boycotting vodka. Imagine that!)”
      -We get it. You not only have a hardon for that diver but also for stoli vodka.
      God, they must be paying you a lot.

      Dec 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      What a brave young man. All international gay organizations need to stand with Dmitry and other Russian gay people, and every gay person who goes near the Olympics should speak out on Russia’s horrendous anti-gay laws.

      Dec 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Donna W. Ferreira
      Donna W. Ferreira

      my parents in-law recently got a six month old GMC just by part time work from a home computer… read this post here.,… http://tiny.cc/xkml8w

      Dec 24, 2013 at 8:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frubino
      frubino

      When Russia finally come to his senses!!! They act like a monkey.

      Dec 25, 2013 at 6:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Queerty now requires you to log in to comment

    Please log in to add your comment.

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.

  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.