During this year here in America has made great leaps towards equality for the LGBT community; however this cannot be said with every country in the world. Russia has never been known for its liberal ideas and believes, yet the western world was shocked by the Anti-LGBT Propaganda bill that flew through the Kremlin and was signed into law by President Putin.
The law makes any “propaganda” of LGBT community for minors against the law, “propaganda” meaning barely saying that there is nothing wrong with being gay. One who is gay or supports the rights of LGBT community can spend up to 14 days in jail. Why should we care though Russia is a cold ice block that has not been a threat to the US since the fall of the iron currant right? This would be the case if you can ignore the human rights violations, if the crackdown on LGBT community did not stop at the limits of freedom of speech, being gay is not yet against the laws once again in Russia but I doubt that will be so for long. The simple act of throwing a pride event/parade tends to end with the arrest of a few LGBT and many more being beaten by both the police and the public. The hate for our LGBT brothers and sisters in Russia has not stopped at beatings and arrests in the last few months it has escalated to the luring, outing, public and shamming. White supremacist groups lure young homosexual males by cursing social networking sites seeking same sex hook ups. Once they lure a victim out into public they make videos of their humiliations. At best the videos are public outings and at worst they are beatings and forced into sexual acts with toys or the opposite sex to correct them of their sexuality. Of course the Russian Police do nothing with trying to stop these public shamming because homosexuals do not deserve to be treated like humans.
Coming up in February of 2014 the eyes of the world will be turned to Russia, as Sochi Russia host the 2014 winter Olympic Games. The Russian government time and time again has said that they WILL NOT suspend the Anti-LGBT laws during the games. Well that can’t affect American athletes and tourist, right? Once again you would be wrong, tourist are subjected to this law as much as Russian citizens, Gwendoline Christie actress in HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” was just arrested for holding a pride flag outside of St Petersburg Cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square. A few months ago I was shouting with many others in the LGBT community for national and international boycott, now however I do not thing a boycott would be effective nor helpful to the LGBT Russians. Across Russia and the World athletes have come out against with protest. I mean hey what is wrong with a friendly good job kiss between two of the same gender?
So instead of boycotting, we I mean as the world at least the Western world should make The 2014 Winter Olympics the gayest Olympics yet, you can use gayest as happy or homosexual both would be great. So besides male figure skating is already pretty gay? No it could be a much better, tasteful and respectful as much as protesting a law that treats a group of people like trash can be. The simple act of the winners to just acknowledge their homosexual friends, family, teacher or peers, they could be as bold as give a good job kiss to their team mates as Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firov two Russian athletes embraced each other lips when accepting their medals. Any form of protest at the Olympics will end the horrible law nor make it any easier to be gay in Russia. This battle that the Russians LGBT and Allies will in the end have to won themselves but we can assist in the meantime the free world needs to help the LGBT Russians that want to be free to be able to love whomever the fuck they want, allow these Russians to grant asylum.