Thursday, 8 August 2013

"When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless, rather than fighting for humans who have had their rights stolen." --Macklemore

A lone gay rights activist, Krill Kalugin, was assaulted by a violent group of Russian paratroopers in the city that was the birth place of the country’s anti-gay legislation.

The video is below, although, I will warn you that it is hard to watch.
Here it is.

As many of you have probably heard; Vladmir Putin recently signed a law banning "non-traditional relationships"  (What is a traditional relationship, anyway?!)The law " intends to enforce its laws against visiting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) athletes, trainers and fans, meaning anyone even so much as waving a rainbow flag" Honestly, this is heartbreaking.

This law has sparked controversy for the 2014 Olympic Games, with many people urging the games be moved elsewhere. And while I have nothing against Russia or its people, I have to say, I agree. This law is disgusting and a violation of human rights.  Why am I writing about this, if it isn't Canadian-related, you might ask? Because we are all humans, and the sooner we learn and accept that we are all the same...the sooner this world can be put back together like pieces of a broken heart. There is a song (Same Love) by Macklemore that says, "A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are." How incredibly devastating...and how incredibly true. 

Here is the petition to remove the 2014 games from Sochi.

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