PutinGayDressUp.com Proves You Can Dress Vlad Up But You Still Can’t Take Him Anywhere

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A new website called PutinGayDressUp.com has been launched to support LGBT people in Russia.  The website allows users to create a ‘Gay Putin’, using  some very gay backdrops, props and outfits, (including a chihuahua, handbags, a wedding dress, a variety of sex toys and bondage gear) and an optional dance music soundtrack. .

The site notes the bill signed by Putin last June which bans the promotion of “non-traditional relationships”, and which has been heavily criticised as anti-gay.is “unacceptable”, and that anti-gay discrimination has risen since the introduction of the law.

“If you agree, support our fight, dress-up your own gay Putin and share with the world!

Despite the apparent good intentions behind the site, some have criticised it, claiming that it is “homophobic”, and that it perpetuates dated stereotypes about gay people.

One user tweeted: “F*cking hell, way to regurgitate 70s stereotypes”, while many others simply tweeted their glee at their creations.

Others questioned how the site would benefit LGBT Russians despite tweets from users saying they were “making a stand against discrimination”.

Despite this, thousands of users took to Twitter and Facebook to share their edited images.

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About Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the 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 on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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