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Russian gold medalists kiss on medal stand at world championships to protest anti-gay laws
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| Maggie Hendricks
Posted on 08/19/2013 5:28:48 AM PDT by celmak
Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firov won a world championship as a part of the 4x400m relay team at the IAAF track championships in Moscow. They edged out the American and British teams for the gold. While on the medal stand, they kissed to protest their own country's anti-gay propaganda laws.
This isn't the first protest of Russia's laws that penalize anyone for talking about homosexuality in front of children, but it's the most visible one done by Russian athletes. U.S. runner Nick Symmonds dedicated his silver medal in the 800m to his gay friends back home, and Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro painted her nails in a rainbow in honor of LGBT pride.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: gay; homo; homosexual
Acting out the "sad" deathstyle.
posted on 08/19/2013 5:28:48 AM PDT
I found nothing more offensive than the pictures of our fag and lesbo soldiers kissing.
Somehow, I cannot see Vladimir smiling and nodding at this.
Pussy Riot 2 anyone?
posted on 08/19/2013 5:32:34 AM PDT
(He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
What’s worse, our country is spreading this disease.
posted on 08/19/2013 5:43:16 AM PDT
Siberia has training camps. As they are about to discover.
To: celmak; Bender2
posted on 08/19/2013 5:49:44 AM PDT
("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
There was no protest. It was just a kiss between two friends. Very common among Eastern Europeans
Thank you. This is a perfect example of the media creating a story to fit their agenda.
Certainly without caring whether these girls' are hurt by their misreporting.
Why don’t they just come to New Jersey? Nobody will be allowed to try to cure their illness here!
posted on 08/19/2013 5:53:40 AM PDT
(Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
Very common among Eastern Europeans
Yes, just like same sex dancing. Makes you think that the story was written to advance an agenda.
posted on 08/19/2013 5:56:32 AM PDT
by M Kehoe
I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be all a media hype at the expense of these two gals.
posted on 08/19/2013 6:43:15 AM PDT
Oh come on... What's a little friendly kiss among friends..
That's not much of a kiss..."no tongues".
posted on 08/19/2013 7:36:12 AM PDT
To: big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; Army Air Corps; ...
Gadzooks! Not only are you hogging the lesbos...
you're eating all the chips and dips!
posted on 08/19/2013 8:26:59 AM PDT
("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
Apparently I was wrong about the athletes, they vehemently denounce any kind of support of homosexuallty; they just did what most Euro's do, a little peck on the puckers (no tongue involved).
posted on 08/20/2013 7:02:07 AM PDT
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