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View Diary: American Wins Silver Medal in Russia, Dedicates it to Gays and Lesbians (148 comments)

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  •  Absolutely. (0+ / 0-)

    It takes no courage at all to speak out on this matter.

    The point was why it's so prevalent almost always when the risks are so few.

    •  it will take ALOT of courage to speak out (0+ / 0-)

      in a country where you can be arrested for being gay. Just think about it: you're gay. And you're an Olympic athelete in a country that has laws that will put you in jail for "homosexual propaganda", AKA being noticed as a gay person.

      I dunno about you, but I think risking going to Russian jail as a gay person is one of the more intimidating actions to take as a gay person visiting Russia. If one were to speak out against such a law, the personal risk involved is great.

      Banking on the American people to be able to sort all this out and declare the adult in the room the winner is a very big bet. -Digby

      by Boogalord on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 11:22:41 PM PDT

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