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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:58 PM

The World Cup has barely started but gay fans are already being bashed & arrested in Russia

Source: LGBTQ Nation



By Bil Browning · Thursday, June 14, 2018

LGBTQ fans and advocates have decried FIFA’s choice of Russia to host the World Cup this year, saying the notoriously antigay country would be unsafe for LGBTQ fans. While the sporting authority and the Russian government have tried to downplay the concerns, two fans have already been brutally attacked before the games have even started.

French citizen O Davrius and his partner had traveled together to Russia to cheer on French athletes according to Metro UK, but the first match had yet to be played before the two were attacked after catching a cab and left with serious injuries.

Davrius suffered head and brain injuries and a fractured jaw. His partner was left “disabled” after the attack according to Russian media reports.

“Even though the injured are homosexuals, it does not justify the monsters who beat him,” one outlet concluded.



Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/world-cup-barely-started-gay-fans-already-bashed-arrested-russia/





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Reply The World Cup has barely started but gay fans are already being bashed & arrested in Russia (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2018 OP
Jose Garcia Jun 2018 #1
Behind the Aegis Jun 2018 #2
Doreen Jun 2018 #3
Lindsay Jun 2018 #4
Doreen Jun 2018 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:04 PM

1. The next World Cup will be in Qatar

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:05 PM

2. Wow!

“Even though the injured are homosexuals, it does not justify the monsters who beat him,” one outlet concluded.


That pretty much sums up the attitude toward GLBT people in the Russian government/media, doesn't it? I guess we should be grateful they at least pretend to have some sympathy and acknowledge us.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:05 PM

3. Just think

this is what trump and his evil ilk are going for in this country.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:12 PM

4. Yeah, my first reaction was

that this is one of the reasons the GOP has found Russia such an attractive role model.

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:15 PM

5. Yup

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