Surprise! More Russian Persecution of LGBTs in Leadup to Olympic$


In what has to be the least surprising turn of events since Napoleon discovered Russia to be a tad chilly, Russian officials revealed they’ve been spying on LGBT groups, secretly recording meetings in order to discredit civil rights campaigns.

This week state media broadcast a “documentary” that paints gays and lesbians pretty much as you’d expect: as a threat to the country created by Western agitators.

Of course, the Olympic Committee immediately condemned the act. Hahaha, no, just kidding, they don’t care. They’ve got more important i$$ues to worry about.

It’s clear that Russian LGBT organizers are getting frustrated with the whole Olympics situation. Russian state propagandists played one secretly-taped conversation, in which the civil rights advocates discussed their exasperation with sponsors who refuse to take a stand on the state-sanctioned persecution.

Meanwhile a group of HIV/AIDS organizers were just attacked with air guns and baseball bats in St. Petersburg and the police did nothing. The Sochi games are in early February, are almost certain to provoke more anti-gay violence, and are sponsored by Coca-Cola, Dow, GE, Panasonic, McDonald’s, and Visa.

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  • kpj558

    These photos are absolutely brilliant.

  • 2eo

    Are we shocked?, a boycott is absolutely essential and each passing day it becomes moreso, even the most idiotic of resistance must surely be on the wane in the face of the real situation.

    Where’s the usual crew telling us nothing is wrong in Russia, come on Fagburn show up, I’m sure you can find some time from slagging off jews and the LGBT community.

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