Amid Putin's crackdown, Sochi gay sce...

Amid Putin's crackdown, Sochi gay scene thrives

There are 5 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Sep 29, 2013, titled Amid Putin's crackdown, Sochi gay scene thrives. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

Ravil's spontaneous performance is made even more unusual by the fact he's in one of the two gay clubs in Sochi, the southern Russian town that will host the Winter Olympics amid Vladimir Putin's harsh crackdown on gays.

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#1 Sep 29, 2013
All drags. That's what happens to some when sex-roles are polarized and rigid.

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#3 Sep 29, 2013
"Amid Putin's crackdown, Sochi gay scene thrives."

Hmmmm ... just like the USA's recent history.(how soon they forget)

Won't be intimidated ... won't be stopped.

Get over it.

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#4 Sep 29, 2013
Advents wrote:
This article proves that Russia does not discriminate against homosexuals.
Hardly.

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#5 Oct 1, 2013
No gay discrimination in Russia

Let's be clear and stick to the facts – there is no gay discrimination in Russia and the so called anti-gay law is aimed to protect children from propaganda of same-sex relations. This senseless hysteria over oppression of Russian gays was raised by some gay activists who simply don't bother themselves to study the question. I think someone used these ignorant people to blacken Russia and attempted to disrupt Olympics by all these anti-Russian protests and appeals to boycott everything that has any relation to Russia. All that reminds me of cold war – the times when facts were replaced with the weirdest nonsense to present USSR as evil empire. These days president of the IOC said that he has no worries about athletes during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi because of that law and gay athletes also say they have no worries. So why some people still throwing shit on the fan? Do they really believe they will help LGBT community in Russia or maybe the global LGBT community? And I tell you they won't because their actions are self PR and nothing more. I know many gay and lesbian individuals, in Russia too, and they all say they have enough legal ways to defend their rights and the anti-gay law in Russia do not discriminate them or violates their rights. Those ones who blacken Russia must admit that fact and stop playing the ass.

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#6 Oct 1, 2013
patrick33 wrote:
No gay discrimination in Russia
Let's be clear and stick to the facts – there is no gay discrimination in Russia and the so called anti-gay law is aimed to protect children from propaganda of same-sex relations. This senseless hysteria over oppression of Russian gays was raised by some gay activists who simply don't bother themselves to study the question. I think someone used these ignorant people to blacken Russia and attempted to disrupt Olympics by all these anti-Russian protests and appeals to boycott everything that has any relation to Russia. All that reminds me of cold war – the times when facts were replaced with the weirdest nonsense to present USSR as evil empire. These days president of the IOC said that he has no worries about athletes during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi because of that law and gay athletes also say they have no worries. So why some people still throwing shit on the fan? Do they really believe they will help LGBT community in Russia or maybe the global LGBT community? And I tell you they won't because their actions are self PR and nothing more. I know many gay and lesbian individuals, in Russia too, and they all say they have enough legal ways to defend their rights and the anti-gay law in Russia do not discriminate them or violates their rights. Those ones who blacken Russia must admit that fact and stop playing the ass.
Since you cannot learn to be gay, the "propaganda" prohibition is based upon a false premise. Only those born bisexual can change between hetero and gay attractions.

What Russia has is a predator problem.

I've never been to Sochi so I cannot say what is actually going on there.

No discrimination? Perhaps you don't know what the word means. Let's start our discussion with this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrimination

No discrimination in Russia? Others think differently.



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