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01/27/2014

Russian officials determined to keep LGBT people, allies from watching Olympics

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2014-01-27 At 7.47.14 AmNone. Not a one. Zero:

Amid swirling anti-gay sentiment in Russia, Sochi’s mayor claims there are no gay people in his city.

“It’s not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live. We do not have them in our city,” Anatoly Pakhomov told BBC Panorama in an interview.

No Gay People in Sochi, Mayor Claims [ABC News]

And if I had a ticket to Sochi, there would be one less gay visiting there next month than there would've been prior to this and related developments. Erasure is a known tool of hostile governments. I won't support it with my tourist dollars. Probably not my viewership, either.

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