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. Queer Nation protests COKE

This upcoming Wednesday in Times Square, Queer Nation and all Americans who care about human rights abroad will be protesting Coca-Cola for its continued silence and sponsorship of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  While the Russian LGBT community there are being persecuted by their country and in some cases kidnapped, tortured and even murdered by it’s anti-gay citizens Coke has remained silent on the issue and has not wavered in its support of the Olympic Games.

Via Queer Rising’s Facebook Event page:

“Coke: Don’t Sponsor Hate! The Coca Cola Company is sponsoring Russian government hate at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. In June, Russia enacted its anti-gay propaganda law that bans any pro-LGBT statement in public or private and on the Internet. The Russian government has made being out and proud a crime. Coke is a World Partner and a major sponsor of the Games. Join Queer Nation NY and RUSA LGBT. Hashtag: #DumpCoke”

The protest is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 28, starting at 12:00 noon and continuing until 1:00 PM, in Times Square, NYC – NY

Be there.

This protest is not only the right thing.  It’s the real thing.

#DumpCoke

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