Gay Holocaust Symbol in WeHo Shames Anti-LGBT Russia | LA Weekly

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This is a powerful story, reported by Dennis Romero, about an eloquently simple display,that reminds us of the dangers in ignoring history…

ImagePhoto Courtesy Nil Zilberman

Using the Halocaust to make your human-rights point these days is always perilous.

But one West Hollywood clothing store owner went for it anyway. Fed up with the anti-gay policies of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Nir Zilberman dressed a mannequin in a concentration-camp top adorned with the upside-down pink triangle used by Nazis to identify gays.

The display went up to coincide with the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi:

It hasn’t gone unnoticed, with at least one critic telling the Jewish Journal that the display appears to be motivated by marketing and money more than by moral concern.

But Zilberman, the owner of LA Jock, a sportswear store targeting gay men, seems genuine about his convictions. He told us the display, including a newer…

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Winter Olympics Memes Overtake The Internet

Canada: A little bit gay


With the Sochi Olympic games now in full swing, and many of the governments involved walking on egg shells with regards to Russia’s controversial ‘anti-LGBT’ laws, it is high time that we here at OMI took a look at Canada’s response to the whole sordid mess. Whilst many of the governments involved have taken a more neutral stance, Canada has done something rather overt in response to Putin’s position on gay athletes.

This just happened.

Above is a video by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion. This video has created quite a buzz throughout the internet, achieving immense spread over the following weeks. The response from the online LGBT and ally community has been overwhelmingly positive. This is has been attributed to the expert construction of the video itself. It heavily relies on many of the common visual tropes to present its message. The movements of the athletes themselves…

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Meet the Russian Figure Skater One Bad Fall From Paralysis

The Forgotten 600.000

Rethink Latitudes

Circassians are not going to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in Sochi. Even though the Games are taking place on their ancestral lands, the International Olympic Committee did not take any stance on the historical background of the region. However, Mr Vladimir Putin took for granted that the organization of the Olympic Games on the territory of Russian Federation will rather ignite discussions about freedom of speech and his policies toward homosexual rights than investigations into the past of the Northern Caucasus region.

In the 19th century during the reign of Alexander II, Russian Empire was expanding itself southwest. That led to many clashes between the indigenous people of the Northern Caucasus, as Cossacks and Circassians (also called Adyghe people, composed of various linguistics and religious groups) that inhabitated the region for centuries. The idea of incorporating the lands north-east off the Black Sea coast germinated in…

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These Are The Most-Shared Olympics Photos on Twitter

NBC Reveals its Romantic View of Mass-Murdering Dictatorships

Benighted Comment

From NewsBusters:

NBC whitewashed Russia’s communist legacy in the lead segment of its Friday broadcast of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage narrated the network’s lionization of the largest country by land mass: “Russia overwhelms. Russia mystifies. Russia transcends. Through every stage of its story, it’s resisted any notion of limitation. Through every re-invention, only redoubling its desire to cast a towering presence.” However, Dinklage continued with a glorification of the Marxist-Leninist totalitarian state that slaughtered tens of millions of people between 1917 and 1991: “The empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint; the revolution that birthed one of modern history’s pivotal experiments.”

Perhaps the Leftists at NBC who wrote this drivel should be informed that this pivotal experiment resulted in, according to R.J. Rummel, the murder of 46,689,000 people.

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Russia’s Super Gay Olympics

What Moscow Makes

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Russian History for the MTV generation

Vodka is an agricultural product, in case you were wondering

In answer to the question of what people think of when they think of Russia, no one put the fine movie Cargo 200 or the Bulgakov book ‘Master and Margarita’. However Peter the Great and Stalin came in tops, followed by communism, Lenin and and 19th century literature. And the country of Tchaikovksy, Rostropovich and Pussy Riot got but one vote for music.

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“Homophilia” and Broken Toilets: How the Media has Turned the Olympics Upside Down.