misstia: (Purty Putin)
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I just read this. Very first sentence says: "It is now illegal in Russia to distribute any images that depict President Vladimir Putin wearing makeup and implying he is gay." Emphasis mine. I'm not IN Russia. Yet LJ is. So does that mean WE can't post such depictions, even if we are not in Russia? Or would that be okay if our community was a paid account, since that user agreement didn't apply to paid accounts? But of course the English user agreement wasn't binding, only the Russian one was. We've all started to learn Russian, right?

Perplexing isn't it? And why is Putin so concerned being depicted wearing makeup? Or implying he's gay? Oh wait, right, right, he's a homophobic dictator. And if Mother Russia is gazing at this post, the views expressed in this post are mine and mine alone. I'm Miss Tia residing in the Land of Misfit Toys, Akron, OH, USA. I've been here since 2004, but I'll be damned I kowtow to anyone, especially homophobic bullies such as Putin.

Wanted to let y'all know of this new Russian law, as it might apply to some of us. Do we have ANY freedom of speech? Or only so long as we don't mock the sensitive little boy Putin? Waaaah! People mock me!

1msosd

misstia: (me--typically)
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Have you got the pop up with the new user agreement? Here it is if you haven't seen it already. We're apparently suppose to know Russian laws. Then at the bottom:

13.4 Paid Services are not subject of this Agreement. The Administration shall not be liable for Paid Services. All Paid Services’ related questions shall be address to Live Journal Inc. [there's a hyperlink for LJ account support]. So apparently the new agreement is just free accounts? But isn't it ALL administrated by Russia now?

Uh?? Dafuq?! They've done a wonderful job communicating that the servers moved to Russia months ago [sarcasm] and now this. My icon sums up feelings succinctly.

ETA LJ has actually posted news about this! If you don't subscribe to that here it is. Comments are screened--I believe they know the reaction. I did post one though, because isn't Live Journal Inc Russian too now? They aren't very clear about that. We shall have wait and see.

Another ETA On the LJ news post, they answered my question. They said Live Journal Inc is still in CA, USA.
misstia: (arty me)
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Tomorrow is Fidel Castro's birthday and I think we should have a day for tyrants. Tyrant Thursday!! Any historical or still living tyrant (no politicking please). Donald Trump is OF COURSE included in this! Perhaps some feminine hygiene ads this time for him? And did y'all see Putin ordered Western food imports to be destroyed while people in Russia are starving? So uh, death is better than eating food from countries he doesn't like? Not even offering them cake, as Marie Antoinette alleged said.

Ads that represent a tyrant (ie: douche ads for Trump; bra ads for Putin--he's a boob), or ads that even mention a tyrant--i know there's some WWII ones that mention Hitler and Cold War ones mentioning Stalin.

We shall overcomb tyrants with mirth and merriment and vintage ads!!

trumpovercomb
misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
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This is the current Google doodle, and from what I can tell, it is WORLDWIDE!

GOOGLE

Yes, even Russia!!

googleru

BRAVO!!!!

Article in the Guardian about this. I'm sure there'll be more tomorrow.

misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
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We have TWO weekend events starting tomorrow!!! Ads featuring the Olympics PLUS Gay Equality Weekend!!! Bonus points for ads that feature gay Olympians!

Here's what I wrote about the Russian Olympics the other day. As with ALL Gay Equality events, please no xenophobia against Russia. It is unfair to denounce Russians for what their government has done. Comments about Putin are, as always, totally fair game! :)

I will be on troll patrol. If my internets go out again, I have back up troll patrol! There is zero tolerance for intolerance.
misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
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gay

This article from The Guardian has too many good Sochi tweets to just pick one or two. People are arriving and yes, it's a mess. This one though cracks me up. I mean, PLEASE--no wait don't---tell me who fishes in a toilet?! Behind all the 'new' Sochi building though is the real crumbling city of Sochi where citizens have some real primitive conditions that have been made worse.

Obviously since people are arriving in Sochi nothing came of boycotting them. Let's remember that the next time the USA tries to police a country and claims we have to because of how the citizens are being treated. I agree with actor Chris Pine who said, "...the U.S. should have done more in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics to protest Russia's anti-gay legislation, which he calls "clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense." "

Though, some points must be given for some world leaders for one, not going to the opening ceremonies and two, sending members of the LGBT community to represent them. President Obama isn't going, nor the Vice President, but is sending Billie Jean King* to the opening ceremonies, Caitlin Cahow to the closing ceremonies and Brian Boitano is in the delegation>. France, the UK, and Germany are also not sending their heads of state. German President Joachim Gauck publicly pointed to Russia’s human rights abuses as his reason. Prime Minister Cameron is sending Clare Balding, a well known gay TV journalist, and one time jockey, will be among the group of culture ministers who will represent The UK. Also the British government has said that the sports minister Helen Grant, who is also equalities minister, will attend on its behalf. Putin did attend the Olympics in London in 2012, so this is quite a snub for Cameron to not return the favor. Norway's Health Minister is attending the Sochi Paralympics and he is taking his husband. He will be Norway's official representative at the Paralympics.

An IOC member spoke out publicly against President Obama sending gay representatives. ' "It's absurd that a country like that sends four lesbians to Russia just to demonstrate that in their country gay rights have (been established),'' Mario Pescante said at an Italian Olympic Committee meeting...'

Former Gold Medalist Greg Louganis is urging Olympic athletes to protest Russia's anti-gay laws by dedicating wins to gay family members and friends. By doing THIS, it would not run afoul of the Olympic rules for protesting. Yes, the IOC in more moves to placate Putin yet also try to placate everyone else, says that athletes cannot speak out on issues within "accredited areas".

Putin is saying that gays at the Olympics must leave children alone, because he's just perpetuating the false belief that gays are pedophiles. "We have a ban on the propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia," Putin said in televised comments from host city Sochi... Further in that article is this alarming statement: In a sign that Russia could go further in its anti-gay legislation, a senior cleric from the Russian Orthodox Church, which is closely allied to Putin, this month called for a national debate on returning a Soviet-era law repealed in 1993 that criminalised gay sex. Though there's one amusing one, with a volunteer pointing out to Putin that their volunteer uniforms are RAINBOW colored! Of course Putin says he had nothing to do with their design. Bonus points to whomever designed them! And the Mayor of Sochi doesn't even think there's any gay people in his city.

Within Russia a 9nth grade student, which there is between the ages of 14-16, was found guilty of the Russian propaganda laws for stating her sexual orientation in front of her classmates. (The child pictured in the article is NOT the child in question). Her own father attacked her to the point she had a severe head injury and had to be hospitalized. The first media outlet was also just fined for violating the laws, for reporting a teacher was fired for being gay. A Russian LGBT teen activist has been charged with violating their draconian law also. She runs a support group for LGBT teens in Russia online.

Elena Klimova established the aforementioned online community, Children 404, in March of 2013. She said the project was created after she published an article about LGBT teenagers’ problems and began receiving messages from teen teenagers on her personal VKontakte page. On the “Children 404″ page, LGBT teens share personal stories, and converse about their problems. Often, they write about about bullying by peers and misunderstanding by parents. To date, more than one thousand letters have been published. The LGBT youth community faces a mental health crisis as it is already. But imagine being in RUSSIA, with basically ZERO support. You would feel more isolated.

Even information about HIV prevention is considered propaganda, which aside from the whole ridiculousness of these draconian laws, somehow makes it even MORE draconian. Putin has claimed gays aren't discriminated against, yet I highly doubt he'll take up Elton John's offer to introduce him to people who have been harassed, threatened, physically assaulted, etc because they are gay. "The people I met in Moscow – gay men and lesbians in their 20s, 30s and 40s – told me stories about receiving threats from vigilante groups who would 'cure' them of homosexuality by dousing them with urine or beating them up." <---THIS is what the homophobic Russian yobs do to peaceful individuals just trying to live their lives. Then there's a Russian actor who thinks gays should be burned alive in an oven. Hmmm.....what other oppressive regime used ovens?

ETA: *Billie Jean King whereas selected to go, is now not able to go to the opening ceremonies due to her elderly mother being gravely ill.

misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
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Pictured is Kirill Kalugin, 21, is a student at St Petersburg’s Polytechnic University. He became famous for holding a one-man protest at Palace Square during celebrations of Russian Airborne Troops Day on 2 August 2013, when he unfolded a rainbow banner reading: ‘This is promotion of tolerance’ and was attacked and arrested by uniformed veteran paratroopers within seconds. ‘The protests should make people think, reflect, and create discussions in our society,’ he says. ‘Protests that are seen by no one are useless.’

Kirill-Kalugin-002

From this set of Gay and Lesbian people in Russia. His statement "This is promotion of tolerance" and "The protests should make people think, reflect, and create discussions in our society." Really struck a chord with me.

Next month, February 7th I will focus exclusively on the Olympics and Russia. This month, let's see what's going on around the world.

Just today I read here that the president of Nigeria signed a law criminalizing same sex relationships. "The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex "amorous relationships" and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly last May but Jonathan had delayed signing it into law." Finally, it seems, the United States is saying something to a country that passes such laws. Secretary of State John Kerry said in part, "It is inconsistent with Nigeria's international legal obligations and undermines ... democratic reforms and human rights protections."

In Cameroon a man was sentenced to 3 years in jail for sending a text to another man saying he loved him. In prison he developed a hernia, was released to the hospital and then his family took him home and let him die because they objected to his homosexuality. Cameroon is unapologetic with it's homophobic laws. A quote from the article I read: "Appearing before the council in September 2013, Anatole Nkou, Cameroon's ambassador to Geneva, testified that a prominent gay rights activist found tortured and killed last year died because of his "personal life," prompting outcry from international rights groups."

In Uganda in December a bill was passed, but not yet signed by the president, that can send a gay individual to jail for life. People can also be sent to jail for NOT reporting homosexual behavior. It also bans the promotion of homosexuality (they must have picked that one up from Russia). I agree with president Obama's comment about this, calling it "Odious". The article I read here and taken from that article is this map of Africa denoting gay rights in each country (or lack of).

_70975053_gay_africa_464map

In India, their government is asking the supreme court to overturn the ruling so that being gay would NOT be illegal. From the article: "Gay sex had been effectively legalised in 2009 when the Delhi High Court ruled that a section of the penal code prohibiting "carnal intercourse against the order of nature" was an infringement of fundamental rights. But in a shock judgement on December 11, a panel of two Supreme Court judges ruled that the High Court had overstepped its authority and that a law passed in 1860 during British colonial rule was still valid." I could find no update on this, so their court must still be mulling this over.

Ignorance about the LGBT community continues around the world also, unfortunately.

From last month here, a professor at Newham College in London was terminated for comparing gays to the kkk, nazis and free masons. He also believed that gays wanted to indoctrinate children. This is an alleged educated individual?

Also in the United Kingdom, Andrea Minichiello Williams, founder of Christian Concern, said that lack of a father could lead to homosexual feelings and used Olympic diver Tom Daley as an example. Yes, apparently if your father passed away, it'll turn you gay, that's basically what she said. Let that sink in. Here's the article I read.

In the United States we have potential GOP Senate candidate from Iowa Bob Vander Plaats blathering on how if same sex married is allowed parents could end up marrying their children! Audio of his interview included with this story. I wonder if he even knows Gay marriage is allowed in Iowa? Shhhh....don't tell him! :)

Of course also in the United States there was a short window of time that Utah was allowing same sex marriages, now they are on hold. For those couples who DID get married though, whereas the State has said their marriages aren't valid, the Federal government has stepped in and said they will recognize them. Article here.

Promoting tolerance SHOULD make people think, reflect and create discussions within society. Out of that, eventually, WILL come acceptance and most of all equality.

misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
[personal profile] misstia
Pictured is Kirill Kalugin, 21, is a student at St Petersburg’s Polytechnic University. He became famous for holding a one-man protest at Palace Square during celebrations of Russian Airborne Troops Day on 2 August 2013, when he unfolded a rainbow banner reading: ‘This is promotion of tolerance’ and was attacked and arrested by uniformed veteran paratroopers within seconds. ‘The protests should make people think, reflect, and create discussions in our society,’ he says. ‘Protests that are seen by no one are useless.’

Kirill-Kalugin-002

From this set of Gay and Lesbian people in Russia. His statement "This is promotion of tolerance" and "The protests should make people think, reflect, and create discussions in our society." Really struck a chord with me.

Next month, February 7th I will focus exclusively on the Olympics and Russia. This month, let's see what's going on around the world.

Just today I read here that the president of Nigeria signed a law criminalizing same sex relationships. "The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex "amorous relationships" and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly last May but Jonathan had delayed signing it into law." Finally, it seems, the United States is saying something to a country that passes such laws. Secretary of State John Kerry said in part, "It is inconsistent with Nigeria's international legal obligations and undermines ... democratic reforms and human rights protections."

In Cameroon a man was sentenced to 3 years in jail for sending a text to another man saying he loved him. In prison he developed a hernia, was released to the hospital and then his family took him home and let him die because they objected to his homosexuality. Cameroon is unapologetic with it's homophobic laws. A quote from the article I read: "Appearing before the council in September 2013, Anatole Nkou, Cameroon's ambassador to Geneva, testified that a prominent gay rights activist found tortured and killed last year died because of his "personal life," prompting outcry from international rights groups."

In Uganda in December a bill was passed, but not yet signed by the president, that can send a gay individual to jail for life. People can also be sent to jail for NOT reporting homosexual behavior. It also bans the promotion of homosexuality (they must have picked that one up from Russia). I agree with president Obama's comment about this, calling it "Odious". The article I read here and taken from that article is this map of Africa denoting gay rights in each country (or lack of).

_70975053_gay_africa_464map

In India, their government is asking the supreme court to overturn the ruling so that being gay would NOT be illegal. From the article: "Gay sex had been effectively legalised in 2009 when the Delhi High Court ruled that a section of the penal code prohibiting "carnal intercourse against the order of nature" was an infringement of fundamental rights. But in a shock judgement on December 11, a panel of two Supreme Court judges ruled that the High Court had overstepped its authority and that a law passed in 1860 during British colonial rule was still valid." I could find no update on this, so their court must still be mulling this over.

Ignorance about the LGBT community continues around the world also, unfortunately.

From last month here, a professor at Newham College in London was terminated for comparing gays to the kkk, nazis and free masons. He also believed that gays wanted to indoctrinate children. This is an alleged educated individual?

Also in the United Kingdom, Andrea Minichiello Williams, founder of Christian Concern, said that lack of a father could lead to homosexual feelings and used Olympic diver Tom Daley as an example. Yes, apparently if your father passed away, it'll turn you gay, that's basically what she said. Let that sink in. Here's the article I read.

In the United States we have potential GOP Senate candidate from Iowa Bob Vander Plaats blathering on how if same sex married is allowed parents could end up marrying their children! Audio of his interview included with this story. I wonder if he even knows Gay marriage is allowed in Iowa? Shhhh....don't tell him! :)

Of course also in the United States there was a short window of time that Utah was allowing same sex marriages, now they are on hold. For those couples who DID get married though, whereas the State has said their marriages aren't valid, the Federal government has stepped in and said they will recognize them. Article here.

Promoting tolerance SHOULD make people think, reflect and create discussions within society. Out of that, eventually, WILL come acceptance and most of all equality.

misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
[personal profile] misstia
In case you didn't see/hear about it, Elton played a show in Moscow earlier in the month and spoke out about the anti-gay laws in Russia here.


elton

Boob Day

Oct. 7th, 2013 07:23 pm
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Boob Day Blast!!!!!!

Let me hear what one is your favorite set!

Let the boobies fall!!!!!!!!!! )

Boob Day

Oct. 7th, 2013 03:05 pm
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You can't say Boo Berry without saying boob.




misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
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Has anyone encountered anything like this??? LJ apparently cracking down gay content??? Just saw this link (to another LJ where they relay what has happened to them) in the FB group 'I have a LJ'. It doesn't surprise me, sadly; but is this really true??? Any ideas if it is? Feedback?? Makes me wanna flood my LJ with lots of 'gay' content!!! Don't forget Gay Equality Day is this Friday October 11th for National Coming Out Day!!

If we get to the point where someone is afraid to post a 'gay' ad, you could forward them to me and I'll post them as the community. Russia can take their propaganda law and shove it.
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"I have to play for Putin?! Dressed like this?! and he'll offer me a Tiparillo? I'll spit in his face!!!"

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misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
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putin leaves some women really cold.....

undies20
misstia: (Gay Equality for Russia)
[personal profile] misstia
Don't forget today is boob day!!! And whereas Hitler is certainly more than a boob, Putin's Olympics will be compared to Hitler's. Did y'all see where the Olympic flame went out when it arrived in Russia (gee, ya think it knows??) and they relighted it with a lighter?! Here, including images. Nice omen there, eh? Someday I have no doubt Putin and Hitler will be together forever, they'll make a lovely couple of boobs.

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