Russia’s Idea of Welcoming LGBT Visitors to Sochi?

The Winter Games start in less than three days and Vladimir Putin says LGBT people are welcome in Russia so long as they” leave children in peace”. Those comments reflect the widespread practice of equating gays with pedophiles in Russia and have inspired groups like Occupy Pedophilia. This group of thugs has bashed, tortured and even kidnapped queer Russians and the police have done little or nothing to stop them.

The following video compiled by the Human Rights Campaign includes disturbing footage of many of those attacks. Anyone who gets the urge to vacation in Russia after watching the Olympics might want to keep these images in mind.

Author: Rick Pollard

Rick is new to Prairie Dog, but has leaned left for most of his life. He used to take an active role in politics but now finds it more fun to take cheap shots from the sidelines. Rick can talk for hours about the power of words to change hearts, minds and the world. Prairie Dog thinks this is just another one of Rick's excuses for writing things that are too long.

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