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US embassy flies Pride flag in Russia, where ‘gay propaganda’ is illegal 🏳️‍🌈

US embassy flies Pride flag in Russia, where ‘gay propaganda’ is illegal 🏳️‍🌈

abraksis747

Diplomatic immunity


vroomvroom_dana

Shawn you don't have diplomatic immunity


Neurotoxin_

i did not expect a psych reference in here, but i totally looked for it


YURGLEFLEGM

Can I urinate on a public bus?


vroomvroom_dana

Would you want to?


forresthopkinsa

Depends on the bus company.


Cizarius

I was mouthing it, with the same accent he used in the show.


Everton9732

So hammer you can’t sue!


glandburger

I can even write graffiti even jaywalk on the street


BillTheKill

I can riot, loot, not give a hoot and touch your sister's teat. Can't touch me.


glandburger

What in god's name is he doing?


NinjaDog251

I believe thats the worm


MisterValmar

STOP! Peter Time! I'm a big shot! There's no doubt! Light a fire then pee it out! Don't like it, kiss my rump! Just for a minute let's all do the bump.


VincentVanG

Yaaa, do the Peter Griffin bump, can't touch me


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dhakelcjaka

Ahh the nostalgia. That was great. I burned that song and the Randy Newman song on a CD in middle school. OG Family Guy is great


Hatedpriest

The great part about that line is "just for a minute let's all do the bump" is a line from Hammer Time.


WantToBeBetterAtSex

You mean it's from "Can't Touch This", the song that Family Guy was directly parodying?


_LifeWontWait86_

Except for you. You can touch me.


Robobvious

I’ve been around the world... from Harvard to Back Bay!


Steal_Licks

>from **Hartford** to Back Bay


_thisisadream_

Let’s see Regis rap this way, can’t touch me.


LegacyLemur

Man what happened to Family Guy


eddmario

Seth MacFarlane stopped giving a fuck about it.


framk20

one of the most played tracks on my shitty little mp3 player i'd load up with stuff i found on dogpile in 6th grade


dancin-weasel

Except you. You can touch me.


friganwombat

Been too long since I heard it this way


RichardCity

I really thought this was a reference to Jim The Hammer Shapiro


Antimatter703

Has just been revoked.


ILoveScottishLasses

*cracks neck*


callisstaa

*pew*


cusehoops98

Had to scroll way too far down for this.


slicktromboner21

Is that a Lethal Weapon II reference?


Lefty_22

“Peter, he didn’t really set you up for that Lethal Weapon reference…” “I’ll have what SHE’S having…”


abraksis747

Finally


ours

South African fascists sure made good villains.


slicktromboner21

Didn't one of those guys call Murtaugh a kaffir?


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DIPlomatic immmuuuunity!


Pirate_Cook616

Has just been revoked...


the-big-aa

Dipset!!


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MyHouseisBoiningDown

Can’t touch me


RelishSanders

Fuck em


BaseToTheApex15

dipset represent !


BfN_Turin

Not really. The US embassy is US territory, therefore no crime is committed. It’s the same as someone hanging a gay pride flag at the finnish/russian border on the Finnish side.


Stoyfan

US embassy is not US territory. The host country may not have juristiction over embassy territory (and therefore they need permission to enter the embassy) however this does not mean that they do not own the land. They do, and if the nation of that embassy has done something egregious, then the host country can always kick the embassy out of their country. A good example of this is the murder of Yevonne Fletcher where a gunman in the Lybian embassy shot a police officer. This prompted the UK to expel the embassy and everyone in it from the country


Narren_C

Yet the shooter wasn't charged. I can also see this being different because they killed a government official that wasn't actually on the embassy grounds.


Caiei1

Still comes under diplomatic immunity presuming the gunman was declared by Lybia as someone who should receive diplomatic immunity. The host country can only prosecute a diplomat with the permition of the country of origin.


VectorSam

The "embassy" which the diplomatic immunity applies to is the group of people, not the actual place. So anyone who is identified to be part of that embassy actually gains diplomatic immunity whether or not they're inside their embassy compound. This is the same reasoning applied to why these people can deny entry to the local authorities from entering their embassy.


kinyutaka

It is a little of both. The embassy grounds, for all intents and purposes is considered the home soil of the ambassador. The treaties that allow for embassies state this outright. But if the embassy is abused then either the ambassador than be named persona non grata (an unwelcome person) or the treaty can be withdrawn and the embassy revoked. In the case of the Libyan assassin, the UK determined that the embassy itself was culpable, closed the embassy, and expelled the ambassador and his staff. But in the case of normal operations, the embassy was treated as Libyan soil.


The_Grubby_One

*ambassador


reddragon105

Not really - that's a common misconception. From Wikipedia - "Contrary to popular belief, diplomatic missions do not enjoy full extraterritorial status and – in those cases – are not sovereign territory of the represented state. Rather, the premises of diplomatic missions remain under the jurisdiction of the host state while being afforded special privileges (such as immunity from most local laws)" So the US embassy is not on US soil, it's still on Russian soil. So if it was subject to any laws it would be subject to Russian laws. But its status as a diplomatic mission grants it immunity from most of those laws. Or in other words - *DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY!*


wodon

That's a common mistake. It's not actually Foreign territory.


ours

But it's treated like it is as in the laws of the foreign country apply (unless the embassy is expelled). Same go for official embassy vehicles. They aren't actual sovereign land but can't be searched by the host country police.


ZalandoCalrissian

There’s still an important difference. Being sovereign territory and being treated as sovereign territory are two different things.


Coltand

Isn’t sovereign territory only sovereign because we recognize and treat it as such? How is it different for an embassy?


PMmeYourNoodz

no. that is a simpsons level understanding of international law. the US embassy is not US terirory. A United States embassy, however, remains the territory of the receiving state, and does not constitute territory of the United States. - US Court of Appeals case of McKeel v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 722 F. 2d 582 - Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 1983 is of assistance.


e_0

Thanks for a professional, scholarly education in international law and more, PmMeYourN00dz.


dusmeyedin

Around 2016 or so, the US embassies and consular posts did some pro-LGBTQ actions. In Guangzhou, there was a sort of competition between the US consular post and the Chinese ministry of trade building (which face each other across a big city thoroughfare) where they gradually increased the size of their national flags over time. Then LGBTQ Pride Month began, and the US consulate put up a large Pride flag, and the Chinese gov't building went back to its normal sized flag of China, presumably either in defeat or in some moral victory. Also, in Shanghai, an outgoing Obama-era Dept. of State appointee formally married his (Chinese) same sex partner while on consular grounds, as US law applied inside the consulate and by then marriage equality had already become fully legal across all US states. This not only caught the media attention of the Chinese LGBTQ movement, but also interestingly demonstrated a valid means of immigration to the US - a spouse of *any* gender can apply for a green card as long as their marriage, if same-sex, was lawful wherever it took place. Because this same-sex marriage took place on US jurisdictional territory, it meant that a same-sex couple married within China but technically on US soil could thus immigrate to the USA lawfully.


NeonGenisis5176

Im a fan of loopholes letting people escape places they'd otherwise suffer in.


pr1ap15m

here here


coredumperror

Hate to be the grammar nazi (especially in *this* thread), but it's actually ["hear, hear!"](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hear,_hear)


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I appreciate you 🙋🏼‍♀️


WTFppl

This is one of the only times I can be okay with Nazi virtues.


kent_eh

> here here Where? Where?


JesusHatesLiberals

there there


mbklein

**Captain Holt:** I will not be using a loophole, Peralta. As always, I'll be using the main hole or no hole. I choose no hole. **Charles:** You just said "hole" way too much, sir. **Jake:** And that's coming from Charles. **Captain Holt:** Yes, that's concerning.


fribbas

>In Guangzhou, there was a sort of competition between the US consular post and the Chinese ministry of trade building (which face each other across a big city thoroughfare) where they gradually increased the size of their national flags over time. .... So would saying [this](https://youtu.be/g8nfeJOv4qI) is an accurate portrayal be far off


MagnusTheGray

Lmao thank you for that


squeakyshoe89

I was in Berlin when Obergefell was announced. Before I heard the news I saw a small celebration, obviously LGBT, outside the US Embassy which is located right by the Brandenburg Gate. I asked my wife if we should take a picture or ask them what was up, but she and I figured it was nothing. I wish I could have celebrated with and for those men and women and not just walked by. We did notice a Pride Flag draped over a bear statue (various businesses in Berlin had their own Bear statues) outside the Embassy the next day


RoraRaven

Obergefell?


squeakyshoe89

The gay marriage supreme court case


bluesdancer10

>various businesses in Berlin had their own Bear statues That makes sense, looking at the [Flag of Berlin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Berlin).


bdemirci

Just FYI, consulates and embassies are not technically foreign soil, they just enjoy extraterritoriality.


dtwhitecp

you just wanted to say "extraterritoriality" didn't you


DogueMan

Did you also just want to say “extraterritoriality”? I know I did.


teh_nicKLess

Extraterritoriality!


SteelCrow

Supercalifragilisticextraterritorialidocious


thecheat420

I wanna try! Extraterritoriality. That felt good.


Microtic

Are you calling the use of extraterritoriality floccinaucinihilipilification? I think it's a great use. What word would you use?


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birstinger

It wasn’t just America that did it https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/06/25/us-western-embassies-fly-gay-pride-flags-in-moscow-a74345


MoonlitStar

I'm glad you said this as it was a collective effort by more countries than just America. That's the entire point.. not that America did so, that a number of countries did,US included. It wasn't a sole effort by the US like this title implies, yes it's outside their embassy but America is far from central in this news story.


CasualEveryday

I'm sorry, America is the center of way too many things in the mind of Americans, you have my total agreement on that. The problem is that OP isn't making any claims about the US being the only one. They titled the picture accurately.


skilledwarman

you know i had this conversation with someone a few months ago. America is so central to discussion on reddit because its an American site where Americans are the single largest userbase. You can find the traffic data pretty easily. iirc the last time i actually looked 49.5% of Reddit's traffic came from the US with the second largest demographic being from the UK with a whopping... **6%**. People complain that things are so US centric and its only the US ever being discussed, but given how the userbase breaks down it really shouldnt be a shock. Its like going on a scottish news site and being like "yo, why dont you talk more about Moldavia??"


CasualEveryday

If it were a picture of the pride flag at the Moldovan embassy, you wouldn't have a bunch of people going "this is misleading, Moldova was only one of the countries". People love to shit on the USA, and there's plenty of reasons to, but holy cow are people injecting their own crap into it.


KSI_SpacePeanut

Also pictured center frame here is the US embassy and not any other embassy. As is the focus of the post and title of said post. Go post the pictures from the other embassies that did this too, be the less US focused change you want to see in the world. But like, nicely Edit: For anyone who also hadn’t seen pictures or information from other embassies taking part in this I found a post: https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/o8lmni/british_canadian_and_us_embassies_fly_pride_flag/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


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Hmmm yes why would America be the center of things for America. What a strange concept. And Europeans having the center of their world being EUROPE? Well I never.


SobBagat

Feel free to post the other embassies. Dude found photo of event, photo happened to be at the US embassy, thus title. What's the issue?


kaz-amars

The title doesn’t imply anything of the sort. Imagine being this much of a whiny entitled shithead because somebody dares to post something even remotely positive that the US has done.


mrscrouge0536451

Lmao so butthurt


shackbleep

This post isn't a news story, it's a picture. No one said anything about this being the 'sole effort' of the US. Not the title, not the OP, not the picture, no one. Well, no one except you, that is. It's fascinating how no one who refers to the US as being arrogant and obnoxious realizes how arrogant and obnoxious they're being when they do so.


zqmvco99

then make a post about the other countries instead of whining about this one.


dontloseyourway1610

Why do y’all be so obsessed with an American website having an American bias lol? I’ll never understand why Europeans have this hate boner for Americans but use all our shit.


RedditHivemindLosers

America has so much real estate in your head.


jane3ry3

I appreciate other countries did it as well, but given the last US administration's stance towards both LGBTQ+ and Russia, this is particularly healing for people opposed to those stances.


tom_sa_savage

Breaking News: US embassy destroyed in freak "gas leak" explosion.


Birdy_Cephon_Altera

Breaking news: Rainbow flag mysteriously falls out of third story window, dies.


Dr_Brule_FYH

US embassy falls from 11th story window, thousands dead


hylian_harry

Guy on the left's life is flashing before his eyes.


ajf672

One of these two guys is only visiting lmao


T0ngueup

One of those two guys also got executed tomorrow.


T0ngueup

BREAKING NEWS. The guy on the left died tomorrow!


monchota

Fly it in the UAE or Saudi and ill be impressed.


uglyraed

They did in Bahrain! It’s a small island close to Saudi where I’m from 👀


melvinfosho

Then they will just shoot rockets at it. Rockets that we sold them for oil money.


Kiwiteepee

sell them rockets, fly pride flag, they shoot rockets at us, we gather them up, sell them back to them


melvinfosho

You just missed one step. Put up rocket net to catch them. Then… profit!


ilikenick

Who do we buy the rocket net from?


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Raytheon.


allsortsashit

Makes sense. Kinda like the police radar companies also making radar detecting devices for the public.


Samazonison

My dad worked at Hughes/Raytheon for ~30 years. Whenever he would try to do some menial task and fail at it, I'd say "it doesn't take a rocket scientist to... oh, nevermind". 😂


Hy3jii

ACME


Caveman108

Well it’s not a literal net, it’s just the name of a program we installed in the missiles that shuts them off if they’re fired at us. They’ll just fly over and land in a predetermined area.


Doverfrenchfry

Do you mean... net profit?


My_knee_hurtss

Declare it act of war. Invade. All oil is now ours. Genius!


PacoTreez

A US embassy in some middle-eastern country (don’t remember which) has a CIWS


ObamasBoss

Crazy that an embassy is more defended than some entire nations.


PMmeYourNoodz

https://twitter.com/USAinUAE/status/1399591537978216455


TuffyMupperware

Theyre not doing this to impress you.


Itherial

I mean... yeah they are. I see no scenario in which things like this aren’t done more for visibility and political motivations than solidarity towards any group.


Wilko1989

Why don't they do it in muslim countries? In UAE for example.


aron2295

They’re playing games. My dad was a diplomat. Some of the shit they do reminds me of high school.


QQMau5trap

international politics is just adult men reliving high school feuds at the cost of human lives


RolandDPlaneswalker

Hey, that’s not completely true - it also costs billions of dollars


SteamKore

Highschool never ends.


DeeSnow97

It's the same fucked up popularity game, politics is one of the few situations in adult life which is set up the same way and therefore prompts the same behaviors. Unfortunately, another one of these is social medias, especially those that put more weight on who you are than what you say (cough twitter cough).


kvatikoss

There is always a 12 year old brain inside of us.


illinoishokie

I assume the UAE embassy was granted the same blanket authorization to fly the Pride flag as was given to literally every other US embassy in the world by the Biden administration's [blanket authorization to fly the flag](https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-admin-grants-blanket-authorization-fly-pride-flag/story?id=77270757) back in April. As to whether or not the US embassy in UAE is actually flying it, I have no idea, but they are authorized to do so if they choose. Edit: The US embassy at [the Vatican](https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/us-embassy-pride-flag-vatican-b1859353.html) is flying the Pride flag, so we're definitely flying it in allied territories that are anti-LGBTQ+ rights.


PMmeYourNoodz

They literally do, though. https://twitter.com/USEmbassyManama/status/1400019114001842176 like why are you mad about something you just made up without checking? its not hard to use google.


ebenso92

they did in Turkey, Istanbul


MuppetSSR

Why ruin perfectly good weapon and oil deals?


take_it_to_the_mo

Besides, not every diplomat is skilled in George Bush's flying shoe avoidance.


EADGod

Because extremist groups in the Middle East are already at war, they won’t hesitate to lob rockets at the embassy. Russia however, has to use a little more tact.


Easter57

Because most likely there their diplomats will be in a danger. People in Russia don't really care about gays (either way) that much, unlike the state itself. So they are playing a teasing games with the state. I have a different feeling about UAE people (or, rather, religious leaders there that can cause a mini-riot). Also, they tend to have a lasting alliance with them(and with Israel at the same time), so why provoke people you are trying to build a relationship with.


suriel-

> so why provoke people you are trying to build a relationship with. To..err.. not be hypocrites with double standards?


adamk314

I actually have a Russian friend who lives in the US now and it took him some time to get used to people being openly gay here. I think homophobia is more deeply rooted in their culture right now than you may realize.


Desertfox009

You probably never been to Eastern European (and other conservative) countries before. It's not an exclusively Russian thing. For example Ukrainians also very homophobic. Not everyone of course, but so as not everyone in Russia.


interfail

> I think homophobia is more deeply rooted in their culture right now than you may realize. It was as deeply rooted in the West 20 years ago. Those roots aren't necessarily as deep as they appear.


JesusChristJerry

Ya there really are a shit ton of homophobes. Tho im sure there r many who support it and are terrified of repercussions.


South_Butterfly6681

That’s not quite true: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/1-5-russians-want-gays-lesbians-eliminated-survey-finds-n1191851


AlidadeEccentricity

There is only one anti-gay law in Russia, which is a ban on propaganda among children


herkyjerkyperky

Good, now do Saudi Arabia.


OrgyMcBloodyFace

https://mobile.twitter.com/USAinUAE/status/1399591537978216455


DingoLocals

the physical flag, not a twitter account.


AJ_lovesyou

https://twitter.com/USAinKSA/status/1400447678366982148


Randomized-User

Can they do the same in Saudi Arabia please?


Noob_DM

That could legitimately endanger the people working there...


entertainak47

The irony is the US gets shit from their own citizens in the US if they did in the US.


fidjudisomada

What if the Russian embassy fly the BLM flag?


Spider-Pug

A lot of Soviet propaganda, vilified the US for its treatment of its Black population even before WW2 or the Cold War. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_you_are_lynching_Negroes


entertainak47

They’d get shit from people of MAGA.


TheLoneGreyWolf

That would be amazing


Toilet_Unflushed

The comment section is gonna be wild


ScorchingTorches

Already is.


Toilet_Unflushed

*puts on hazmat suit*


cubicApoc

Have a very safe day.


[deleted]

Nah fuck that, I'm going to be like those heroic miners in Pripyat, I'm stripping down.


TheLegendOfKitty

The liquidators in Chernobyl or the people who dug the tunnel to stop the core from melting into the groundwater? If I am not mistaken, the core hasn’t melted into the ground to this day.


rowandunning52

The fuck is “gay propaganda”???!!!!


Batmansmilkman

Your Country Needs You To Suck That D**k!


Bryant-Taylor

I mean, I was going to anyway, but if it’s for America I’ll put even more passion into it


jvrcb17

Your Uncle Sam wants to fondle you


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DarthRoot

That's the smart thing, it's not really defined, so they can throw people in jail if they want and use this as the reason :)


baconwrappedreddit

Gay propaganda is whatever you want it to be in order for you to be able to punish whoever you want.


CaptainKerbal

In Russia flying the rainbow flag is illegal and counts as propaganda.


xmuskorx

Even multi colored ice cream is suspect... https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-53319505


xmuskorx

It's purposely poorly defined so that Russia can selctively punish people they don't like while letting others slide.


Lulufox27

In the contex of russian law evererything mentioning lgbt+ in a non-negative tone is a propaganda if children can possibly see it. Hence a flag on the street - which is not a criticue and can be seen by children - is a propaganda to russian law


Dearsmike

Also if you are known to be openly LGBT+ holding an empty white sign can count as gay propaganda and you can be arrested for it.


slowest_hour

[This adorable motherfucker](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/Gaysper.png/612px-Gaysper.png)


vladimir_pimpin

Oh is it Sunday morning? I guess it’s time to be a cynical dick about an inherently good thing.


Cpzd87

Im glad i wasn't the only one reading the comments thinking what's wrong with everyone today


diabeetus64

That’s Reddit for you


wreck_it_ryan

Sounds like a good way to get a novichok gift basket


Evipicc

Without standing in solidarity against tyrants they will never lose power. The name may change but the nation-state patriarchy will remain and will continue to oppress and abuse its people.


Spellweaver-Warden

With 3 days left in the month, because having it up for 27 might be an issue with Russia.


Lots42

Putting up the flag for three days causes an issue with Russia


MuppetSSR

Cool statement US, I’m sure after this they booked the weapons shipment to the Saudis.


[deleted]

Showing some humanity with a Pride flag: $50. Spamming Russia and Putin: Priceless


LarryKingthe42th

I like how our embassies keep doing stuff like that like the candlelight vigil for Tank guy in China.


ittleoff

What exactly is the stated reason homosexuality is so threatening? I mean it doesn't help population growth but it makes sense for societies with higher population and limited resources these sorts of things would be very useful.


jaloveast1k

Well Russia is definitely not the one with too much population, in fact the government is trying it's best at making Russians.. reproduce 😁 All sorts of stimulus packages for having babies, propaganda of how great it is and all that. The hate for gays tho is not political here, in a sense that it's obviously not Kremlin or Putin that can't stand gays. Politicians are just doing what general public is expecting them to do. That's how politics work after all, they do research on what's the majority's opinion on a subject X and then proceed with a similar opinion - hurrrrray votes.


Pecek

Russia is Christian and the bible says homosexuality is a sin. Yeah, it's hypocrisy, but that's the reasoning behind it. I don't think it has anything to do with religion on a personal level though, more like people just want to feel superior, to know someone is beneath them, and hating on a couple of percent of the population takes barely any effort and it's risk free. At least that's my theory.


apocalypse_later_

The bible actually doesn’t specifically state that men cannot be with other men. They mention something about men not laying with young boys, which I believe is one of the sources of the distortion of message. The bible text states “man and woman” to wed but doesn’t specifically say anything against gay marriage, which I believe some Christians interpret as “the only way” as that’s what’s written. Also I think the fact that gay men perform anal sex is what bothers a lot of Christians as it’s considered sodomy.


lethe25

It's an easy battle to wage. 1 youll never actually win it. 2. It requires little effort. 3. Drum up the dumb asses who care about such things so you never have to tackle actual problems like poverty or homelessness. I've always said this. When we are an absolute utopia with limitless energy, 0 poverty, hunger, homelessness, disease, hunger, conflicts with foreign nations. THEN we can worry about what kind of sex people have. Until then it shouldnt be a focus of any government official what two consenting individuals do.


WhosNegan

This is less about supporting LGBT and more about sticking it to Russia, case and point: they don’t do this in other countries which don’t support LGBT. Much like corporations, they don’t care it’s just simply another way to make money and gather attention.


JeepStuffSeason

Yea. Because these guys are flying this flag because they give a shit. Politicians flying the pride flag isn't different from corporations saying they support the gay community. Just a buncha manipulators.


Petricorde1

For obvious reasons I won't disclose too many personal details, but someone very close to me works at a US Embassy, and they personally petitioned to fly the flag (at their respective embassy) because they feel very close to the issue and wanted to support the LGBTQ+ community. Not everything on Earth is cold and cynical.


Lucas_Steinwalker

Just because someone’s intentions are cynical doesn’t mean that the results of the action aren’t real.


Books_and_Cleverness

Listen buddy the appropriate response to small forward steps toward a better world is GRATUITOUS CYNICISM and everyone knows it. Anytime someone says something bad, that’s bad, and if they say something good, they don’t mean it. The fact that some people are self-interested and imperfect means that no political gesture has any positive impact ever, no one means it, and everything is equally bad at all times and in all directions. To celebrate a small good thing is to show unforgivable naiveté. THIS IS SOPHISTICATED POLITICAL ANALYSIS.


Henfrid

We dont elect ambassadors or the people who work at embassy. They arnt politicians really either. They are flying it to make a point, they have nothing yo gain personally from it.


YourUndoing

friendly reminder that most people who work in embassies are not politicians but career employees who don't get elected or appointed.


detarrednu

How does this cynical bullshit get upvoted.


TheDaniXD115

Cold war but gay


LonaDeOro

Totally non provocative.


iamuru

As a Russian, which finds homosexuality fine, I say that people on OP's photo will not reach the goal they planned to. Imagine ordinary Russian guy that watches Russian TV propaganda, and one day he sees that photo, he hears radio, where angry propagandist journalist swears and blaming "Gayrope" in destroying and humiliating fragile younglings minds, making them wanna insert every fallic object up in their arses despite the sex (we do not know about sex-gender problems here in Russia). Is it helpful? No. Try something more extrapolated, something meaningful, but not as empty as rainbow flag. Learn Russian legislation, find a way to legally talk to people about homosexuality, show them an examples of decent gay couples. The real ones, not the pink one from Key & Peele, show them the other one. Only that way you could talk with people here. Peace.


SkipThis999

That makes sense. The point should be to communicate to a particular group of people (Russians, here), in a way that resonates with them, by both language and culture. iamuru, you're right in that the photo is a gratuitous display for non-Russians. It's counter-productive and, quite frankly, not cool.