Get the Olympics Out of Russia (Just Say Nochi)

August 14, 2013 Gay and Lesbian, In The News, Politics / Religion Comments (0) 129

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Russia’s persecution of LGBT people is ample reason for the IOC to pull the Olympics out of Sochi, even with only six months to go before the Sochi games. Here’s a response to the bullshit rationalizations for keeping the Olympics in Russia.

LOTS OF LINKS TODAY:

IOC says it will punish athletes who make shows of LGBT support: http://instinctmagazine.com/post/olympic-committee-confirms-it-will-punish-athletes-who-support-lgbt-rights-russia

Dmitry Kiselev speaks about “burying the hearts” of gays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2NlayCtujlU

Russian authorities confirm anti-gay propaganda law will be enforced in Sochi: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130812/182723811/Russia-Confirms-Anti-Gay-Law-Will-Be-Enforced-at-Olympics.html

RUSA LGBT, Russian LGBT activist group, asks allies to boycott Sochi Olympics: http://rusalgbt.com/

Cost of Sochi Olympics, including those covered by Putin’s wealthy backers: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/us-russia-sochi-idUSBRE91K04M20130221

Wikipedia’s list of LGBT athletes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_sportspeople

Chris’s Blog: http://www.christopherkeelty.com

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