Towleroad Talking Points: Unanimous Gay Hate in Russia

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gay rights takes a terrible beating in Russia.


A look back at today's top stories


Russia's lower parliament or "Duma" proved today that they are a very angry and hateful group of people as they voted 434-0 in favor of a ban on "gay propaganda". Meanwhile gay activists were out in force in Moscow to protest to the decision and felt the full brunt of the police state

There has been a rash of anti-gay attacks in Columbus, Ohio where three gay men have been attacked in the past week. Today Pope Francis confirmed the existence of an all powerful 'gay lobby' within the Vatican. Mwahaha! And a children's museum in Jacksonville, Florida recently told a lesbian couple and their children that they are in fact not a family



It's LGBT pride month and pride festivities are beginning all across the country. Watch as a straight man on the street interviews some members of the gay community in Philadelphia and gets their reactions to important gay issues (read: Amanda Bynes). Speaking of pride, this seems like a solid candidate for the anthem for all pride festivities. True Blood certainly has a very loyal gay fanbase; check out our roundup of six of the best gay moments from the show's history in honor of the upcoming season. 

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There was a wonderful surprise awaiting an adorable lesbian military couple when they sat down with Ellen earlier this week. The boys from Lonely Island have a new video out and this one features the likely combo of Paul Rudd and Robyn. Also George Takei tells us why all of nature is gay



It's official. This crazy woman should never be allowed to go to Dunkin Donuts again and no one likes Strawberry Coolada's as much as her. Struggling to find the appropriate way to inform your loved one's that you're gay? This video gives you 20 great suggestions. Also take a look at New York in the height of it's dirty 80's phase


  1. *****overtx says

    Once again we see how brave straight guys are. It takes a “mob mentality” to beat up on the gay guy. Herds of animals allowed to commit violence because their leaders sanction it. I wonder if our leaders are going to do any better with providing justice in our own bashing cases?

  2. HKDaniel says

    And Russia was rewarded with the Olympics… why?

    Is the US seriously sending their athletes and supporters into this kind of danger?

  3. jamal49 says

    Blame the Bolsheviks, who eliminated the educated and liberal classes and preserved the lower, peasant classes, who continue to thrive on ignorance, fear and superstition. Thank the Russian Orthodox Church’s resurgence as a foul and pervasive influence in Russia’s civic life for promoting violent hostility to anything considered “un-Russian”. President Obama should call out Putin for these blatant incidents of violent homophobia and threaten to pull out of the Olympics if Russia does not cease these officially-sanctioned acts of violence against LGBTQ people.

  4. EchtKultig says

    That’s true Jamal. And the intelligent Russians who survived have been steadily leaving for the past 100 years; more so in the past 20 years.