RUSSIA …. before, during and beyond SOCHI!!

“Who Gives A Shit?”

It Is What It Is

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~~February 10, 2014~~ 

This post is written to expose, once again, the current situation that the LGBT community is Russia is experiencing.

At this point it has gone beyond the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014. To write about boycotting the games is a moot point. Once the games are finished, this topic will go the way of others that have lost front headlines because new topics have developed.

Yet the LGBT community in Russia will continue to be persecuted, humiliated, abuse, entrapped, beaten, discriminated against and even be killed.

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Lesbiangaybisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people’s rights in Russia face legal and social challenges as well as discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT people. Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private was decriminalized in 1993, there are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and households headed by…

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