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Comment: Sochi shows the fight for LGBT equality continues for all of us

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  1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 7 Feb, 10:07pm

    Agree with you, Will Harris ! There is a long way to go. Something is gained and at the same time something is lost. I’m an elderly man living in Norway. When I was in my teens, the whole society was against us. I was threatened to be killed, harrassed by police,exposed to violence and so on , and so on. FOR YEARS. Much more than the average gay teenager in Russia today. Economy and religions dictate too much. And if we look at the situation for LGBTQ persons living in the Middle East -for instance- equality seems almost impossible to reach. I remember the most central gay activist in Norway, K-C. Friele. In 19 70 she said : “When we no longer need Our organization, That is the day we are free and equal !” And we need our”LLH” so very, very much TODAY ! Even though we can marry and adopt. Some countries are moving forwards- some continue to lag behind. After Sochi, the situation for LGBTQ persons in Russia will get worse. That is what I believe. Putin is holding on to his power—

  2. Helge Vladimir Tiller 7 Feb, 10:07pm

    Agree with you, Will Harris ! There is a long way to go. Something is gained and at the same time something is lost. I’m an elderly man living in Norway. When I was in my teens, the whole society was against us. I was threatened to be killed, harrassed by police,exposed to violence and so on , and so on. FOR YEARS. Much more than the average gay teenager in Russia today. Economy and religions dictate too much. And if we look at the situation for LGBTQ persons living in the Middle East -for instance- equality seems almost impossible to reach. I remember the most central gay activist in Norway, K-C. Friele. In 19 70 she said : “When we no longer need Our organization, That is the day we are free and equal !” And we need our”LLH” so very, very much TODAY ! Even though we can marry and adopt. Some countries are moving forwards- some continue to lag behind. After Sochi, the situation for LGBTQ persons in Russia will get worse. That is what I believe. Putin is holding on to his power.

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