Holding Hands, a Russian Extreme Sport

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While we’re making slow but steady progress on several queer rights fronts it’s important not to forget that there’s a lot of catching up to do in some places.

Achievements like marriage equality, anti-bullying laws and out celebrities have helped to normalise the view on the queer aspects of sexuality & gender in many countries. In these places kids grow up learning that the love between two people of the same gender is every bit as real as any other kind. You won’t raise any eyebrows if you’re out on the streets, holding hands with your boyfriend in a town in Norway, Scotland or the Netherlands.

The same can’t be said about countries like Russia, which actually have and enforce anti-gay “propaganda” laws, as the little experiment by Russian YouTuber ChebuRussiaTV below will make obvious.

The start of the video is very loud // Don’t forget to enable subtitles

Keep in mind that this was done in Moscow, the most modern and progressive place you’ll find in Russia. I’d rather not imagine what would happened in a smaller town. And that does not only apply to Russia.

While it’s tempting to approach the issue from the high horse of “modern Western values” one should not forget that this horse is a pretty hypocritical nag. People get beat up in places like Germany for being gay, people get murdered for being transgender in America and kids get bullied into suicide all over the world.

There’s a lot to do.

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    1. Cheers for that Dan. Did you read the comments by the amerikunt fundie xtian nutjobs ? They truly are morons of the highest water.

  1. I didn’t even bother to read the article in its entirety. LOL Still, about those fundies? They most probably are the same for getting Uganda to execute gays. Yes, god seems to love in mysterious ways, doesn’t it? Now think about what they want to do at “home”. To legally execute people that are guilty of nothing. Eugenics anyone? How about genocide?

  2. Russia: a great country, lots of friendly people, amazing rail network, beautiful icons, landscape paintings, stunning scenery, great movie directors… but really, why this backward, homophobia? Appalling!

  3. “Go ahead call them faggots!”
    ☞Love the two ‘musclebears’ holding hands on the click pic in red,(holding hands)!!

    ❦Got this video yesterday in my inbox from YouTube. Though I wasn’t surprised at the general reactions of people seeing them,(taunts & such) I was a bit taken back by the physical hostility of some passers-by. Probably best they were in public places but had anything further happened I’d think the police would have been little help considering Putin’s anti-gay laws, in fact both men may have risked arrest just doing this test.

  4. Thanks for making a separate thread for this video.

    But, jeez, after all the posts I’ve made to this blog, I don’t get any credit for bringing this to your attention?

    2015-07-13 at 22:25:

    http://milkboys.net/im-homosexual-and-afraid/
    (Last comment as of this post)

    And, “devilena”, you think I get some “special treatment” on this blog? Yeah, right.

    1. @pb
      “And, “devilena”, you think I get some “special treatment” on this blog? Yeah, right.”

      ☛Well I must admit that you never miss an opportunity to blow your own horn and you certainly don’t lack a positive sense of self-ego. Actually some of your links are quite good, (I do check out most save for the anti-god/religious ones).
      Actually I would note them more if you weren’t such a conceited person.

      1. “(I do check out most save for the anti-god/religious ones).”

        Never let it be said that you ever try to educate yourself.

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        “Actually I would note them more if you weren’t such a conceited person.”

        Where do you get this bullshit? I’ve never made myself out to be any “perfect” person. Many times I point out my mistakes. All of my anti-god/religious posts are not from “me”, but highly educated authors and TV personalities that tell the truth. I just pull from their ideas, not mine. And, if you actually read any of my recommendations, you would understand and, dare I say it, learn something. But, instead, you prefer to make up bullshit to “call me out” because, well, it’s easier than learning.

        You just get pissed just because I stand up for the truth when it comes to god/religious bullshit because you were indoctrinated differently when you were younger and refuse to change. Whatever.

        1. Even if you don’t get any extra credit on this blog, I appreciate you Penboy, I really do, and I’m proud to be your favorite wanking fantasy. But let’s not overreach. As a dedicated totalitarian-progressive, you know the pecking order. At the top are the 1% – Soros, Imelt, Gates, Buffet, the Clintons, Bloomberg, and the other super rich liberals. One step down are the deans of academia. Right below them are the leftist politicians, and their willing accomplices in the drive-by mainstream media. Next come the rabble rousers – the race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson, community organizers, professional protesters, paid rioters, and the rest of the entitlement-victim industry. And lastly are what the socialist leadership has historically and traditionally referred to as the “useful idiots.” That includes you. Congratulations, you made it. Now then, chin-chin, there’s a good lad, keep calm and carry on.

          BTW, it’s not just Russia – I have noted the sharp spike in the violent crime rate being deliberately encouraged in cities controlled by Democrats by handcuffing and persecuting their police. So far, my lovely Arizona resort city has been passed over, but sooner or later, we’ll get our share, and as usual, some of that will be directed against the gay community. And so, I have felt the need to reconsider my everyday concealed carry gun. I am upgrading to a new one, only slightly larger than the .22 Magnum ‘mouse gun’ I carry now, but chambered in .380ACP, a much more powerful caliber. Yes, there are many, even more effective calibers out there, but the guns they come in are too large and heavy to comfortably conceal. I should receive my new weapon in about a week. Yummm.

          1. that’s some top-quality paranoia right there man. 10/10. the entire fuckin system is set up to fuck you up, so you better get a piece and carry it with you 24/7, just to be able to function in a society. for fucks sake… you are the very reason why anti-gun laws should be tougher.

        2. For readability:
          @horsey:
          “As a dedicated totalitarian-progressive, you know the pecking order.”

          If you seriously think of me as this: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/189984/inside-every-liberal-totalitarian-screaming-get-frontpagemagcom , you couldn’t be further from the truth and I find that (representing me) as totally ridiculous. You (and milkboys) don’t know the half of my political persuasions — I don’t say anything of what I could (guilty of falling into that political correctness trap).

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          “And lastly are what the socialist leadership has historically and traditionally referred to as the “useful idiots.” That includes you. Congratulations, you made it.”

          Again, you’re dreaming of another social partner, not me.

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          “I am upgrading to a new one, only slightly larger than the .22 Magnum ‘mouse gun’ I carry now, but chambered in .380ACP, a much more powerful caliber.”

          You really are obsessed with guns and ammo, aren’t you? Particularly since there will probably never be any reason for you to use [them] except maybe on a firing range [or at those barrel cacti behind your property — but please watch out for the Pigmy Owls nesting — or do you prefer to shoot at those giant saguaros thinking they just might be the “bad guys” you keep obsessing about {or just think one is me}?].

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          “I appreciate you Penboy, I really do, and I’m proud to be your favorite wanking fantasy.”

          It’s more like the other way around? I think you just love a sparring “partner.”

        3. @ Lord Penboy

          ♡ Hugs & Kisses Dear, per usual it’s all about you and your point of view…Bless you!

          Actually I have no interest in religion at all and have repeatedly mentioned that to you as have others here.
          Personally I see you being as much a zealot for your lost cause as the bible thumpers are for theirs with their preaching mostly falling on deaf ears same as yours.

          1. @devilena:

            You really should re-read what you write before you post so you’ll stop making yourself look stupid:

            “Personally I see you being as much a zealot for your lost cause … ”

            http://christiannews.net/2015/05/14/new-pew-research-poll-apostate-christians-leaving-church/

            Read that…. and you’ll see that my ’cause’ isn’t “lost” (and I’m no way saying this is because of “me” — I’m not that egotistical and/or stupid).

            More and more — especially the young adult set — are now recognizing that religion is nothing but bigoted bullshit. And a huge reason for that is none other than civil rights for gays. And it will only get better (higher numbers) for those are tired of religions shoving their crap down America’s throat.

            But, I’m pretty sure many who come to this site and read what I (and some others) post are recognizing that what I (and they) say is the truth about it — not the religions.

          2. @ Lord Penboy
            “You just get pissed just because I stand up for the truth when it comes to god/religious bullshit because you were indoctrinated differently when you were younger and refuse to change.”

            ✞So you were indoctrinated into this mindset you have now, this free thinking ideology that everyone is wrong save for you. It being your goal in life to save all us nonbelievers from a life of errant false beliefs and finally see the true light of PB.
            Damn you’re sort of like Superman, part of the Justice League battling against all religions & false gods that may cloud our little minds; you and your kind stand up for the one and only truth.
            To your way of thinking I’d assume?

            Please save your tripe for those who actually care, do stop and smell the roses every once in awhile and give us a break! No one comes here to be schooled in the blah-blah doctrine of PB, it becomes quite tedious day after day, year after year… ❦Hugs & kisses to ya, ƌℯѵιʟ♨

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  5. For better readability:

    @devilena:
    “Personally I see you being as much a zealot for your lost cause as the bible thumpers are for theirs with their preaching mostly falling on deaf ears same as yours.”

    “Lost cause?” Hardly. devilena, horsey, and all the rest of you religious right-wingers, allow me to introduce to you America’s future:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNB-rRnvHsA

    and, their channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCenVOHf0cj8nINoyC5cD0iw/videos

    These great teens are 16 and 14 years old and will be/are the up and coming stars of YouTube in the very near future.

    And, btw, if you clicked on either/both above, have you (by now!) noticed something about these two smart teens? ……. (waiting for your response ……………)

    Their “style” is ….. very much just like mine …. they’re just younger reaching out to their younger viewers. :-)

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