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are the majority of the russians
too far over the top when it comes to equal rights for gays.
i didn't say gay rights because i believe in some things such as sexual preference and personal relationship with other adults we are all equal.

read this please and comment.

i remember one such march in russia where the lead singer of right said fred got wacked in the mouth. it was the funniest thing id seen in an age. not because he was gay but because he thought being british gay icon would save him from the russias homophobic wrath lmao.

in my view russia is behind a lot of world. a little more understanding would go a long way.
one of the reasons the marches aren't advertised is because
anti gays are informed when and where and often allowed to beat and berate the gay marchers before the march is canceled.

here's the right said fred video. i can't stand the guy but what happened wasn't right.

mrmod

The Russians hate gays. They are probably the most homophobic nation that is not Islamic. If the Police is Russian then they couldn't care less. It's tough but that's how it is. And sadly they don't want to change it.

There many people who are afraid in Russia.
i think gradually, the homophobes will die off but laws need to be passed.
as you say. many non gays who aren't homophobes are too scared to speak out for fear of being tarred with the same brush, and being mistreated by their fellow Russians.

i find it so utterly fucking stupid that some moron thinks that because he's orthodox, it gives him the right to beat on anyone with a different sexual preference than him.

when he says orthodox what does he mean. Jew, Russian, catholic. orthodox heterosexual Tongue
no ,i think it's that orthodox religious thing again,god said it's not on so the sheep look up
The sad reality is that since the majority of the population is homophobic, there's no public pressure to enact anti-discrimination laws. That said, a good government should be committed to human rights whether there is pressure from their constituents or not.
yeah, in fact the reverse is true
because it's predominantly homophobic
the gays really haven't got a chance.
the church could if it wished also play a role
in stopping the violence against the gay people
but won't. in fact the church there propagates
homophobia.

mrmod

And these were Members of Parliament and foreigners. That is an international disgrace. I just can't envisage how it's going to change. It isn't on the agenda for the Government.
can't gays from russia ask for political asylum
in other countries ?

altezon

These are brave people to confront such bigotry in public. You have to start somewhere to change things, sort of like the civil rights struggle in the American South in the 60's.
yes,full credit
(07-03-2010, 10:30 PM)altezon Wrote: [ -> ]These are brave people to confront such bigotry in public. You have to start somewhere to change things, sort of like the civil rights struggle in the American South in the 60's.
i agree. though it is sad that these people still have to go through what they do. you'd think there respective govs would see from other countries that they will lose, so why not try and help instead of hinder.
it will make them stronger but at the same time it makes the humanity as a whole much weaker.