WATCH, SHARE, REBLOG, AND LET’S REALLY HIGHLIGHT THIS SHIT.
TRIGGER WARNING - Please be aware this highlights on the true happenings in Russia. There will be scenes of heavy real violence and abuse to LGBTQ individuals.
On the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia is officially welcoming gay athletes and spectators. But in a country where it’s thought only 1% of gay people dare to live completely openly, it appears to be a hollow gesture.
This extraordinary Dispatches documentary has gained unique access to the vigilante gangs that target gay men and women. The film depicts a country troubled by disturbing violence and distressing intimidation.
Six months after the Russian parliament unanimously passed a law to protect children from ‘non-traditional’ relationships, this film explores the terror that gay people in Russia are calling ‘hunting season’.
I can’t stop myself from trying to push this out there as much as I can. Everyone needs to watch this and learn about the shit going on in Russia. It is absolutely sickening. If we, and those in the LGBTQ community think we have it so hard in our current locations, then try imagine how it would be to live here…to be accused as a pedophile, to have people hunt you, lie to you, trick, torture and torment you? And the worse thing, the rest of the country mostly seeming to be behind them in allowing it to happen. It is revolting, terrifying, and nothing but a disgrace on humanity for the people committing these acts. I well up and feel my stomach flip when I see this shit. No one should be made to go through this.
It is really only being highlighted since the Winter Olympics are to be held there.. but really. I’m appauled by how it is going ahead…where are the people/athletes/politicians pulling out, having a decent theory of what the Olympics is supposed to be about should be enough.
You might not be able to picket and protest unless *alone* in Russia, but the internet is a powerful tool. and together we can promote the shit out of this - and really let the people in Russia know that they are not alone, and what is happening to them is fucked up and wrong, so in whatever way you can, even if its sharing and voicing this out, do so.