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Monday, January 27, 2014

Putin's Sexual Cleansing

Posted by 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.


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Pope Peabrain 1
He sounds and acts like a Roman emperor.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 27, 2014 at 7:46 AM · Report this
rob! 2
There's at least one homo in the city—the truth is buried in the mayor's name.
Posted by rob! on January 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM · Report this
rob! 3
We are everywhere!
Posted by rob! on January 27, 2014 at 8:18 AM · Report this
If it really were a human rights issue, the whole world woulda come around by now. Doesn't look like it's happening any time soon.
Posted by Confluence on January 27, 2014 at 8:53 AM · Report this
And today there's a new draft law - it will ban "propaganda" of all sexual relations among minors.…

Or rather "information that promotes prioritizing of sexual relations to the detriment of family values, spiritual and intellectual development."
Posted by puddles on January 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM · Report this
@Confluence, right, if it were a REAL human rights issue, the world would do something. Like we did in Darfur, right? Also, are you saying gay Russians aren't real humans or that they simply don't exist?

Jesus F. Christ on a Segway, do we have to see people being stoned before we take action? With apologies to the hard working athletes, we all need to boycott Sochi. Personally, I won't even be watching the Olympics on TV this year.
Posted by Chaucer59 on January 27, 2014 at 9:29 AM · Report this
The Beatles 8
Dan is learning, just like Ed Snowden, that Russia and the U.S. aren't quite the same places. Stop the presses!
Posted by The Beatles on January 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM · Report this
The Beatles 9
@7 Nope. By "habits" he means even appearing in public with a same-sex partner of any kind, or even implying support for any LGBT people in any way. See comment @8 above.
Posted by The Beatles on January 27, 2014 at 9:57 AM · Report this
blip 10
@4, lol what. By this reasoning slavery, genocide, and torture aren't human rights issues either.
Posted by blip on January 27, 2014 at 10:27 AM · Report this
Ophian 11
No boycott. Gayest Olympics ever. That'll show 'em.
Posted by Ophian on January 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM · Report this
That ad should be real =(
Posted by Hanoumatoi on January 27, 2014 at 12:11 PM · Report this
debug 13
He has to be using the word "cleanse" on purpose as it has so much historical baggage. You'd think a country that paid such a steep price fighting Hitler would be loath to take on his wording. How do you say "My Struggle" in Russian?
Posted by debug on January 27, 2014 at 3:10 PM · Report this
Mr Ophian - If Jeffrey B had unretired, we could have looked forward to seeing the large presence in the stands of a huge contingent of Buttle Buddies (I don't know if the group still exists, but I'm sure a return would have led to its revival).

Seriously, though, unfortunately the IOC would never stand for the gayest Olympics ever (and it would be pretty hard to outdo the original), and they'll probably crack down on any attempts.
Posted by vennominon on January 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM · Report this
Catherwood 16
@13: Моя борьба, according to Google.

As for me, I can boycott Coke and the Olympics, but I don't drink Coke and I wasn't going to watch anyway. Does it do any good?
Posted by Catherwood on January 27, 2014 at 4:51 PM · Report this
So, what happens when the Olympics are a financial failure. The ignorant and homophobic russian pieces of shit will blame their own gay people and things will go badly for them. Let's hope it's over quickly, the russians win a lot of gold medals and no gay persons are hurt.
Posted by longwayhome on January 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM · Report this

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