Did you Know Tchaikovsky was gay (The Icon of Russian composers).
Well done! tyo LGBT protestors for demonstrating and saying NO to Adolph Putin and his Nazi Thugs who humiliate and physically harm gay youth.
At this moment, while you are reading this, Russian Nazi thugs are humiliating and physically beating Russian gay youth. The police look on, after all, the President of Russia, Adolph-Putin has given these thugs free licence. Again, I am blogging part of the speech of Stephen Fry, a British Journalist, playwriter, etc etc. Stephen is not only gay, he is also Jewish. His mother lost family members in the holocaust. Hitler denied any Jew to participate in the Berlin 1936 Olympics. The world did not withdraw from them and Hitler went on to program and carry out the holocaust.
Stephen Fry writes to the IOC and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain:
“An absolute ban on the Russian Winter Olympics of 2014 on Sochi is simply essential. Stage them elsewhere in Utah, Lillyhammer, anywhere you like. At all costs Putin cannot be seen to have the approval of the civilised world.”
I write in the earnest hope that all those with a love of sport and the Olympic spirit will consider the stain on the Five Rings that occurred when the 1936 Berlin Olympics proceeded under the exultant aegis of a tyrant who had passed into law, two years earlier, an act which singled out for special persecution a minority whose only crime was the accident of their birth. In his case he banned Jews from academic tenure or public office, he made sure that the police turned a blind eye to any beatings, thefts or humiliations afflicted on them, he burned and banned books written by them. He claimed they “polluted” the purity and tradition of what it was to be German, that they were a threat to the state, to the children and the future of the Reich. He blamed them simultaneously for the mutually exclusive crimes of Communism and for the controlling of international capital and banks. He blamed them for ruining the culture with their liberalism and difference. The Olympic movement at that time paid precisely no attention to this evil and proceeded with the notorious Berlin Olympiad, which provided a stage for a gleeful Führer and only increased his status at home and abroad. It gave him confidence. All historians are agreed on that. What he did with that confidence we all know.
Putin is eerily repeating this insane crime, only this time against LGBT Russians. Beatings, murders and humiliations are ignored by the police. Any defence or sane discussion of homosexuality is against the law. Any statement, for example, that Tchaikovsky was gay and that his art and life reflects this sexuality and are an inspiration to other gay artists would be punishable by imprisonment. It is simply not enough to say that gay Olympians may or may not be safe in their village. The IOC absolutely musttake a firm stance on behalf of the shared humanity it is supposed to represent against the barbaric, fascist law that Putin has pushed through the Duma. Let us not forget that Olympic events used not only to be athletic, they used to include cultural competitions. Let us realise that in fact, sport iscultural. It does not exist in a bubble outside society or politics. The idea that sport and politics don’t connect is worse than disingenuous, worse than stupid. It is wickedly, willfully wrong. Everyone knows politics interconnects with everything for “politics” is simply the Greek for “to do with the people”.
please write to the Russian tourist industry stating you will not be visiting Russian while human rights are denied to homosexuals.
The same email can be sent to the Russian Embassy or Consulate near you. thanks. We act because we are human!!