Russia is in the midst of a violent crackdown against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people – fueled by laws that make it a crime to be open about who you are and who you love.
The Olympic games are our best chance to end to Russia’s outrageous anti-gay laws — but to do it, it’s going to take lots more of us to hear about what’s happening in Russia.
“Russia’s law makes it unclear whether public displays of affection, coming out on television by mentioning an athlete’s loved one, or even hugging your partner after winning the gold medal could result in fines or deportation. Putin would like us to think gays and lesbians are welcome during the Olympics, but no one will feel safe and welcome while this law is in place. It’s not too late. China made serious concessions ahead of Beijing to ensure the 2008 Olympic Games were consistent with international standards and Russia should not be exempt from doing the same. Russia must overturn the law before the Winter Olympics.” allout.org/en
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