HRC Slams Putin On ABC Interview, Still Does Not Call For Boycott of Sochi Olympics

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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  1. Rebecca Juro says:

    Putin is a smart man. He tagged the US right in our soft underbelly, the reality that for all our posturing as a nation we set a pretty poor example when it comes to the treatment of our LGBT citizens. Most of our country still has no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination. It’s still legal in most states to pick and choose which marriages they want to honor, and to legally deny LGBT people jobs, housing, social services, and access to public accommodations just because we’re LGBT.

    I don’t like Putin or his politics at all, but he does have a point: Considering the terrible example the US sets as a nation on this issue, who are we to tell Russia how to treat their own LGBT citizens?

  2. JA D says:

    The HRC will not boycott any big corporation cause they depend on them to donate to the HRC to pay there outrageously big salaries. I stopped donating to them years ago.

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