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Host of Moscow Miss Universe slams Russia’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws

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  1. YES you should be there to promote “gay rights” Uncle Tom. Come out gay on camera in Russia or are you JUST there to collect a paycheck from gay bashing birther the DumpTruck?

  2. Christopher in Canada 8 Nov 2013, 1:12pm

    I hope he enjoys flat, snowy landscapes- I see a Siberian gulag in his future!

  3. Derek Williams 8 Nov 2013, 1:35pm

    IF:
    1. Russians know he is gay
    2. Russians think he is OK
    3. He publicly speaks out against the anti-gay law

    Then his being there is a definite win, even more so if he is arrested, imprisoned, fined and deported as required by the law.

    1. Too many “ifs”.

  4. A brave thing to do. But if he’s ‘out’, presumably ordinary Russians still like him? So, is Putin’s anti-gay law not as universally supported as perhaps we think?

  5. Bob Niemic 8 Nov 2013, 2:46pm

    What is AFT?

  6. Miss Universe is a pretty outdated concept and it goes to show how daft the Russian laws upholding ‘normal’ sexual attraction are when they televise a female ‘beauty’ contest hosted by an openly gay man, who presumably doesn’t care much what the women look like because he fancies the male dancers during the halftime show.

    Let’s hope his openess before the event is translated into something tangible during his stay in Russia. I would love to see them come on stage and drag him off because he mentioned his boyfriend on a live TV show. Priceless publicity for the cause of smashing this disgusting law. Obama’s already made his views on Putin’s law quite clear. I’d love to hear the call that followed the televised arrest of a well know US Tv star….

  7. BlokeToys 8 Nov 2013, 6:17pm

    The word Naive springs to mind. It seems he’s another idiot who doesn’t even fathom what is actually happening in Russia right now.

    That any LGBT person would voluntarily travel to Russia right now is shocking to me, unless they have an armed escort of private security contractors.

    Russia is a violent, increasingly extremist country, with nationalism becoming fevered and other nations rightly concerned. Putin is directly following the rule book of Hitler, which might also explain why Nato is currently conducting a live fire exercise in Poland, and why it’s been openly stated that they are preparing for the possibility (however unlikely it might seem now) of an invasion by Russia.

    Unless he does something dramatic to force discussion, he is a sellout.

  8. Edgar Carpenter 8 Nov 2013, 6:26pm

    @david So far Roberts has been publicly endorsing LGBT rights and condemning Russian gay bashing every step of the way. How is that a bad thing? Anyone who calls him an “Uncle Tom” is using that term wrong – an Uncle Tom would endorse Russia’s bad behavior and trash LGBT rights. Roy Cohn was an Uncle Tom. Robert Oscar Lopez is an Uncle Tom. Thomas Roberts is a good guy.

    I’m glad Roberts is doing what he’s doing. We also have to remember that even generally evil people sometimes do good things, and Trump choosing Roberts was a good thing. Recognizing that does not mean I endorse the dreadful things Trump also says and does, it just means I notice what people actually do.

  9. Thomas Roberts appears to be the Benedict Arnold of the gay community.

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