Gay bars boycott Russian Vodka
July 30 , 2013
Gays have found a way to show Russia how they feel about the anti-gay laws in the country. They have begun to boycott Russian Vodka and at least seven bars in Chicago have pulled out Russian products and 10 others in New York are reportedly on board as well.
The movement was popularized by columnist Dan Savage in Seattle's "The Stranger". He wrote "There is something we can do right here, right now, in Seattle and other U.S. cities to show our solidarity with Russian queers and their allies and to help draw international attention to the persecution of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, and straight allies in Putin's increasingly fascistic Russia: DUMP RUSSIAN VODKA."
This is not only happening in the U.S., Vancouver bars are hopping onto the boycott as well.