Stoli CEO Issues Letter To Gays To Stop Boycott, Queer Nation Replies: Marketing Is Not Support

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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5 Responses

  1. Bob in Chicago says:

    There has been a lot of confusion over this issue. Thanks Will for clearing up Stoli’s real involvement.

  2. Tom Janus says:

    A clear and precise post, and greatly appreciated Will. It’s been apparent from the start, that Stoli would do and say anything to get the boycotters to stand down. As Al Sharpton would say “Nice try Stoli…but we Gotcha!”

  3. Baron J says:

    What’s the endgame here? Convince Stoli to overthrow the Russian government? You’re trying to force responsibility on a company that has little to do with Russian policy making. And then you poo-poo their “marketing” efforts.” And claim because they pay taxes they are responsible for hate crimes. You pay taxes as well. Are you proud and responsible for all the actions your government commits?

  4. georgia says:

    I will not tolerate human rights abuses, as a Canadian, we stand in solidarity with our LBGT brothers and sisters. Every human being has the right to choose who they love and should be free to express their beliefs. Shame on Putin and his regime of intolerance.

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