English actor and author Stephen Fry has spoken out about what is happening in Russia with a call to athletes, if not boycott the forthcoming Winter Games in Russia, for competitors to use symbolism as they stand on the dais after winning medals, as supporters of the Black Power movement did in 1968 at the Mexico Olympics.
Putin is a joke, but a a very dangerous one. The world is protesting against his homophobia.
Fry at a protest outside the Russian Embassy in London. Photo from BBC.
A kiss in outside the Russian Embassy in Israel, Tel Aviv of course. Photo by Mott Kimchi.
Another kiss in outside the Russian Consulate in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo by @Bouska.
Protests combined with the Gay Pride in Glasgow, Scotland, with 7000 participants. Photo from Equality Network.
A rainbow crossing outside the Russian Embassy in Stockholm. Photo by Claes Betsholtz.
A kiss in at the Russian Consulate in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo from TVNZ.
Protesting bar tenders outside the Russian Embassy in New York, making the ultimate sacrifice by pouring out their Russian vodka. I will join their protest and boycott Russian vodka....umm, I don't drink it. I know, I will tell R to boycott Russian vodka. Photo by Dan Elias.
And they bravely protest in Moscow. Photo from Socialist Unity.
Later edit: It is certainly not all beer and skittles in Russia for gays. "Even though Russian television host Anton Krasovsky was sacked for coming out on air, he says a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics is not the answer and would only harm gays and lesbians throughout Russia." From Yahoo.