Today’s lies from Putin: Gays are welcome in Russia!

queer.nation.putin.lies.“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation” Putin told Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), on an inspection visit in Sochi on Monday. - Via Reuters

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5 thoughts on “Today’s lies from Putin: Gays are welcome in Russia!”

  1. When I saw this…I had one of those “unf#cking believable” moments where I said enough Putin..enough, while he & Bach have a chilled vodka and talk of all the money they’re going to make, while at the same time dehumanizing the LGBT community and athletes.

  2. Well, at the end of the day he’s simply a politician with an economic interest at stake. I agree with Tom above. Further, I think that the economic imperative seems curiously to go hand-in-hand with the dehumanizing of communities and individuals, from the enclosure movement in the Industrial Revolution to modern-day equivalents like “Stop and Frisk” and ban-gay “propaganda” (nice to think that Putin is following in Maggie Thatcher’s slithery footsteps!).

  3. This would be funny except for the chilling fact that it’s true! Strange bedfellows, the extremist Christians and the former Soviets. However, upon second thought, the combination isn’t so bizarre. After all, both groups are accomplished liars and adept at the art of deceit.

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