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Russia: Gay journalist who was sacked the day he came out live on air: ‘I wanted the Kremlin to see’

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  1. He is incredibly brave and I admire him for his courage and conviction.

  2. There’s a clip of him speaking to Newsnight a few weeks ago on the BBC website.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22891842

  3. very low profile politicians in Russia.

  4. Enrique Esteban 14 Aug 2013, 8:01pm

    PLS, SIGN TO SUPPORT EQUAL MARRIAGE IN ROMANIA
    http://www.petitieonline.com/vrem_parteneriat_civil_in_romania
    Help: prenume=first name; nume=family name; oras=city; tara=country.
    You’ll receive a mail and have to click on 2nd link to confirm.

  5. Бесстрашный, смелый, герой!

    Fearless, courageous, HERO!

  6. What’s happened to the BBC? I used to really respect it but lately, after seeing reports about marriage equality in England and France and just recently a report about this Russian anti-gay law, it seems as if Rupert Murdoch and the Fox News crew have taken over.

    1. I sent a comment via my BBC bill with regards to their sh!t coverage of the HoL gay marriage approval, and their lack of transmitting it in news bulletins

      They responded in that they do not comment on political aspects.

      Now we know this is sh!te given the lack of coverage over the parliamentary debate and only negative aspects were spewed on all of the BBC channels with regards to the equal marriage debate.

      The longest in history of the UK parliament.

      This is because an indoctrinated Catholic bigot runs the corp.

      I no longer pay them 1 penny as there output is directed by the religious loon at its head.

      And there output is crap.

      1. The people in charge of the channel or its news output are either ‘christian’ or social conservatives, or both! The channel appears to represent an establishment view of a by-gone era.

        They must be to the right of David Cameron but slightly left of UKIP and the BNP, because their supporters always accuse the BBC of being ‘lefty’, which is incredibly absurd because the BBC is so not left-wing.

        Paying their tax is infuriating. I actually forgot to pay it on time one year and they sent an aggressive thug to my door demanding payment there and then, even though it was the first time I had forgotten and they hadn’t sent any reminder letters. The output on BBC1 is trashy so it might as well be privatised. (Can you guess I really dislike the BBC??? lol).

    2. It’s really disappointing – I sent them a complaint about their lack of coverage of the surprisingly swift passage of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill into law and all I got was an insolent reply completely dismissing my points and declaring that their coverage had been thorough.

  7. Benjys News :-) 14 Aug 2013, 9:34pm

    In the gay run.london aids charity sector.they pay hush.money to get.u to leave and destroy any written complaints
    And they write asking for the gagging thousands paid out back via donations lol
    all hush hush ingay media

  8. SCANDAL People gagged.in.London 14 Aug 2013, 9:57pm

    In London they pay out Aids Charity money to ge you to destroy their dodgy docments after the gay boys tried to get people sacked thosands of aids charity money paid to gag people by rich gay.tory.boys SCANDAL

  9. Brave man. I hope his dismissal is publicised in Russia, but I fear it’ll just be covered up.

    Interestingly I saw a link to an article about this on the Mail Online, and though I wouldn’t normally have anything to do with that detestable rag I had a look, and it could even be said that the article was fairly sympathetic – which was a shock!

  10. The ridiculous claims of religion are really useful for the churches as it sorts out the stupid apathetic people from the intelligent thinking ones who reject such nonsense, the churches then have a large number of dimwitted and easily manipulated followers who can be told what to think, who to hate and how to vote because they are unable or too lazy to think for themselves about what is fair and just.
    The Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian State understands the usefulness of having an easily manipulated base of obedient faithful morons as a base to maintain power through numbers.

  11. In Russia it is now a criminal offence to say anything positive about gays or about being gay.
    Gays must go back into hiding and remain gagged inside their closets or be prosecuted… showing that these Russian homophobes are a very sadistic lot while at the same time being terribly insecure.

  12. Alex van Hoorn 15 Aug 2013, 9:53am

    As almost the whole world is moving towards equal rights for the GBLT community, Russia plunges back in to the middleages.

    1. It’s not just Russia where it’s not safe to be gay. Last time I checked a man in Jamaica can face up to 10 years in jail for having sex with another man. Also in Jamaica, there was the recent story of the transgender teenager who was brutally murdered by a mob. There should be more focus on anti-LGBT activities in other countries as well as in Russia.

  13. Ppeter Duncan 15 Aug 2013, 10:19am

    Last time I looked the Russians were white people

  14. Hello Keith you dear old thing, popped back to stick your beak into other countries’ concerns yet again, and still referring to “legal de facto” polygamy in your blessedly confused way as always?

    And making threats now, are you? I bet Ben Cohen is quaking, positively quaking (along with his cohorts)! But we will look forward to your complaint, especially as it will reveal your identity, which may of course be of use in controlling your trolling.

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