Originally Posted by Sombrerero loco
that can be said about every country in the world. no excuses to be homophobic
homosexuality is not an illness, homphobia is
Ok, ok, agree on that one.
But... I just wonder what impact has such actions like the one done by Swedish high-jumpers, statement coming from Symmonds, boycotting russian vodka, on daily life of russian gays?
Do you really think that expressing the nice and kind words of solidarity with them is the way to help them?
Do you think that those actions made by worldwide would make their lives better? Because I don't think so, things can get even worse for them, because they will be blamed for that.
When they wanted to legalise same-sex partnerships in Poland, you can heard unusual ammount of hating comments everywhere - coming from politicians, priests, actors, usual people who are commenting articles in the internet. I have never heard that many bad things in my life, I have heard in one week.
Eastern Europe is pretty much different than Western - communism did its job, and there are only some exceptions like the Czech Republic which is the most open minded country in that region.
So to me all those actions are nice, but they don't cause any improvement, and I am really starting to think, that the best solution is inviting Russians under our own roofs.