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UK: Gay Paralympic athlete prepared to risk prison by speaking out against Russia’s anti-gay laws

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  1. I’d like to see more promotion of traditional relationships like Vladimir & Lyudmila Putina’s and all the many traditional marriages that end in traditional divorce.

  2. I think this brave man has the best attitude. Boycott’s mean you’re just running away – facing it and dealing with it takes guts. Rosa Parks didn’t boycott getting on the bus. Instead she faced the oppression and said no.

    1. Yes, in some ways Rosa’s story sounds rather like Lyudmila’s story too.

  3. Good for him! If EVERY athlete did something similar, either Russia’s prisons would be stuffed-full of foreign sportsmen and women – or its leaders will just have to look cowardly and stupid for not arresting them.Go ahead. Call their bluff!!!

  4. Stephen Mead 17 Oct 2013, 12:06am

    Want to support the athletes who have trained so hard to compete in the Winter Olympics?
    Want to send a message of support to the LGBT people of Russia?
    Not happy with Vladimir Putin’s human rights abuses?
    Please visit: http://postcardtoputin.weebly.com/
    Thank you.

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