Mayor Of Sochi’s Olympic Village Defends Heinous Russian Anti-LGBT Law

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of 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. I think activists need to focus their ire on our home-grown all-American bigots like the Duck Dynasty and the A&E network and their sponsors. Let’s boycott Indiana and all its companies. Let’s boycott every anti-marriage equality state and nation. Let’s boycott all those states which HQ anti-LGBT organizations like Focus on the Family.
    LGBT activists should have a presence at the Sochi Olymipics and support all non-bigoted athletes rather than boycott it.
    Seriously, when California voters passed the anti-gay Proposition 8, I don’t recall calls for boycotting all of California although we targeted the individual businesses who funded it.
    This scatter-shot kind of boycott is counter-productive because it punishes the innocent liberal Russians along with the bigots.

    I came out in 1969 when sodomy laws made it a crime to be gay in every state in the USA and we risked imprisonment just to congregate in a public place. Russia is still quite liberal when compared to terror of persecution I went through in my youth in California.

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