SEATTLE, OCCUPIED DUWAMISH TERRITORY — July 3, 2015
Hundreds of fliers with the above cartoon and a shorter version of this article were handed out at Seattle’s Pride festival and a local Shell station.
We have marriage equality at last! However, we cannot forget our loved ones still resisting homophobic laws. The U.S. government and major corporations continue to back homophobic governments around the world. Our fight for equality cannot stop at the border.
In Russia, anti-gay laws censor any positive mention of homosexuality, outlaw adoption by same-sex partners, ban transgender people from driving, block same-sex partner employee benefits, and inevitably encourage queer bashings, including murders. President Vladimir Putin even declared his intention to “cleanse” Russia of homosexuality.
Boycotting Russian vodka won’t do much. The Russian government’s largest business partner in the United States isn’t Stoli, it
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