Gay deputy mayor plans to rep...

There are 6 comments on the Lifestyles story from Dec 12, 2013, titled Gay deputy mayor plans to rep.... In it, Lifestyles reports that:

Vancouver's openly gay deputy mayor is asking city council to endorse his plan to attend the 2014 Sochi Olympics, as a response to Russia's anti-gay laws.

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david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#1 Dec 12, 2013
He should make a really strong statement and go in drag , with a Putin-like mask and , seeing how lipless the Premier is , a Joan Crawford mouth .
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Dec 12, 2013
Endorse his plan or pay for his trip?
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Pittsfield, MA

#3 Dec 12, 2013
Keep him Mr President.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#6 Dec 12, 2013
Going to Sochi is like asking a jew to visit Berlin in 1944. Even if he isn't in any personal danger by visiting, he's endorsing the theo-fascist thug state.

In 1936, the Nazis allowed the gay nightclubs to reopen for a few months, to give the illusion of change. Immediately after the 1936 olympics, the Nazis closed the clubs, rounded up the people and sent them to the death camps. Russia won't be any different.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Dec 12, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
Going to Sochi is like asking a jew to visit Berlin in 1944. Even if he isn't in any personal danger by visiting, he's endorsing the theo-fascist thug state.
In 1936, the Nazis allowed the gay nightclubs to reopen for a few months, to give the illusion of change. Immediately after the 1936 olympics, the Nazis closed the clubs, rounded up the people and sent them to the death camps. Russia won't be any different.
There is an important difference between Sochi today and Berlin in 1944. While much of the world reviled the actions of the Nazi's, nobody was really advocating for Jews. They were unpopular throughout the world, westernized and not. While there's plenty of ambivalence toward gays today--and animosity outside the West--there are also plenty willing to advocate loudly for the equal treatment of gays. The more visible our community in Sochi, the more the Russians will be embarrassed.
Boris

Düsseldorf, Germany

#8 Dec 13, 2013
Let the mayor come. We will deal with him.

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