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Harvey Fierstein: ‘You know what boys? Time to stop fucking with us,’”

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The awesome Harvey Fierstein appeared on The Michelangelo Signorile Show  on Sirus XM today where he let loose on “Rat Putin”, anti-gay churches and told the gay community thats its time to stand up, fight back, and not let others take advantage of us or use us as scapegoats anymore.

“It seemed to me a really good time for us as a community to say, ‘You know what boys? Time to stop fucking with us,’” he said, also backing the boycott of Stolichnaya Vodka that has taken off worldwide. “It’s time for them to stop to making money. Time for churches to stop raising money by demonizing us. Time for politicians to stop making money by demonizing us. It’s time to make the gay community too dangerous to do that too. Russia happens to be a great place to do it because Putin — I call him ‘Rat Putin’ — is such a villain. I think there’s an entire movement here and an opportunity to say the gay community is no longer available to be your scapegoat.” Fierstein urged LGBT people to take a stand. “A lot of people are saying, ‘We can’t do this, we can’t do that,’” he said. “You can do everything. You don’t necessarily see the results right away. We have to create an environment where we are too dangerous to mess with. “

YOU GO GURL!

You can listens to Fierstein’s entire interview below.

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3 thoughts on “Harvey Fierstein: ‘You know what boys? Time to stop fucking with us,’””

  1. Well, though I would not refer to Putin as a ratface, I prefer the qualification of traitor (of the russian tradition, the russian hospitaility, the russian history, and above all the russian brotherly comradery between men), I do fully and completely agree with Harvey Fierstein’s statement that it is time to end the humiliation, the disgraceful treatment of homosexual people, the discrimination of homosexual people, and that it is time to stand up and tell the world, and its leaders primarily, worldly and religious leaders, that we, the homosexual people of this world do no longer accept to be put in corners, be put on trial for being who we are, that it is time that we stand up and all (none excluded) that the time of stepping on us like dirt is over, that we fight back, and that were homosexual people are unable to stand up for themselves people from other places will stand up for them, and fight for them!

    Solidarity in Equality, Equality by Solidarity!

    Putin may feel that he is powerful, all he does is show his contempt for the Russian history and tradition of Friendship, Hospitality and Openness towards all people’s!
    All Putin is doing is discrediting Russia, and destroying the norms and values of Russia!
    That what a bunch of extremists and terrorists in the Duma say or do is only that what a small group of indoctrinated fools do and follow…. a racist homophobic brownlicking to the Russian Orthodox Terrorist Church fool, who is suffering from the most severe form of narcism.. mr. Putin!

    Equality through Solidarity!

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