I’ve been seeing a lot of people concerned about the Sochi Olympics, what with Russia’s frankly disgusting attitude towards LGBT rights. Many of these are the sort of people who I don’t usually see doing much for LGBT rights–or indeed broader human rights. And so I feel it’s necessary to point a few things out.
I’ll start with doing something I haven’t done in a while–quoting MediocreDave, who has managed to condense the issue very neatly:
You think it's bad in Russia, I heard the last country to host the Olympics frequently deports LGBT folk who can't prove that they're LGBT.
— Mediocre Dave (@MediocreDave) February 7, 2014
Where is the outcry on these deportations of LGBT people–as I write, Jacqueline Nantumbwe faces deportation to Uganda, where there is a life sentence for being queer and corrective rapes are common. And she is not the first to be victimised…
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