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Reykjavik Mayor Jon Gnarr Dons Pink Dress, Rides in Gay Pride Parade to Support Punk Band Pussy Riot: VIDEO

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Now here's a progressive mayor:

Reykjavik Mayor Jon Gnarr rode through the streets of the Icelandic capital in a bright pink dress and matching balaclava to add his voice to calls to free three Pussy Riot rockers facing seven years in a Russian jail for an anti-government performance...

...Gnarr, formerly an actor and comedian, made the gesture Saturday during Rekyavik's yearly gay-pride festival, which ran Aug. 7 to 12.

The Reykjavik mayor's colorful protest came the same day as Icelandic musician Bjork published a statement expressing sympathy for Pussy Riot on her site, saying she understood the defendants "as a musician and a mother."

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  1. Oh, please, Pussy Riot are NOT pro-gay. They're a bunch of attention seekers. Stop associating them with something they're not.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 13, 2012 9:11:01 AM


  2. Interesting to note, in light of the US Embassy support of the Czech Pride festivities, that the US Embassy also supported Reykjavík Pride financially and by marching. I wonder if this is a concentrated effort on behalf of the State Department.

    Posted by: Kári Emil | Aug 13, 2012 9:11:22 AM


  3. A pink dress??? Talk about stereotyping gay people. This is embarrassing in every sense of the word. I'd rather not have an ally like the Reykjavik mayor.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 13, 2012 9:14:21 AM


  4. Um, Jason. You have no idea what you're talking about.

    There were actually lines in the song performed by Pussy Riot in the cathedral about Putin sending gays to Siberia.

    They're feminists and they support gay rights.

    I realize you're misogynist and you don't understand feminism, but please just shut up when you don't know anything.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Aug 13, 2012 10:18:39 AM


  5. I have been to 3 Gay Prides in Reykjavik. It is even more popular there than their national holiday. The entire city shows up and participates... It is a fantastic country to be gay.
    So open and gay inclusive. And their Pride is small but so much fun.
    And yes it always rains at Pride. Damn!

    Posted by: Michel Filion | Aug 13, 2012 1:53:01 PM


  6. Gayor...LOL

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 13, 2012 3:35:29 PM


  7. See, this is exactly why you stereotypical limp-wristed femmes ruin everything. No straight man is ever going to support gays if you leftist extremists who worship divas continue to dress like femmy sissy queen in pink and act like flamboyant stereotypes and...wait...what? That man is straight? And he's in the parade and having a good time and enjoying it all and being a part of the celebrations?

    DAMMIT.

    *goes back into the closet with a big black dildo and a bottle of the country's cheapest moonshine*

    Want to join me, Jason? I don't want an ally like this mayor, either. I don't want an ally that supports the community, I want an ally that hates women and blacks and fems the way that we do. Wanna join me in my closet? There's room for two.

    Posted by: RICK | Aug 13, 2012 3:50:02 PM


  8. LOL @ "Rick"

    Posted by: KevinVT | Aug 13, 2012 3:57:41 PM


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