by Dan Savage
on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 7:11 AM
In an interview last week Vladimir Putin stated that Russia needed to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality. Yesterday the mayor of Sochi, host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, declared his city homofrei:
The mayor of Sochi, host of the Winter Olympics, has said there are no gay people in the city. Anatoly Pakhomov said homosexuals were welcome at the Games—as long as they "respect Russian law" and "don't impose their habits on others."
So... respect Russian law, which makes it a crime to be out, and please refrain from "imposing" your gay habits on others by, you know, existing and shit. Gay visitors won't have a problem at Sochi so long as no one finds out you're gay.