Fighting Fire with Flamers
Among a bunch of other crappy things, like arresting innocent people at Pride marches in Moscow, Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has, by decree, made it illegal to say the word “gay” in public. The full extent of his dictatorial homophobia is unknown, but organizations like All Out are vowing to fight the injustices.
Clamping down on a person’s inherent right to free speech is, of course, preposterous, dangerous, and troubling. Since a picture says a thousand words, we hope every word that comes to mind from looking at this slideshow of Putin in very incriminating, farcical situations by Russia’s more artistic citizens is “gay.” We’d also accept “homo,” “queer,” and “flamer.”