Make a stand against homophobia, wear pride colors during 2014 Olympics.
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Make a stand against homophobia, wear pride colors during 2014 Olympics.

    1. David Wiebe
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      David Wiebe

      Wetaskiwin, Canada

Russia has recently passed homophobic legislation which bans "gay propaganda" from being worn or distributed. Now there is internal pressure to apply these regressive laws to guest and athletes attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Canada has been known as a leader in the fight against homophobia for decades now and we can continue that leadership by our athletes wearing pride colors at the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. We can show Russia and the world that we will not abide by such regressive, homophobic laws, nor will we quietly allow others to impose them on us no matter were we go. The Olympiad is a time the world comes together, a time for friendly competition, a time for rejoicing in the human spirit. It can also be a time for us to show our unity against homophobia and the regressive laws which promote it.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      "Follow your dreams of a better world, and keep on trying, even when there seems to be little hope, because it is the right thing to do. We may never know how the seeds of kindness that we plant may help others on their journey, today, or even sometime far in the future. But Every act of compassion makes a difference! "-- Robert Alan Silverstein

      " The connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent."

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

      "Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights."

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

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    • Richard Angelidis AJAZ, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      EQUALITY

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    • Kay Crowley-Wilson QUEENSVILLE, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      I lost many Gay friends (whose lives had been made intolerable by the ignorance. and stupidity of others) from 1970 onwards. Stupid, ignorant and mainly uneducated non cultured types.

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    • Finn Canadensis VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Imagine telling women athletes to tape down their breasts, African athletes to bleach their skin, wheelchair athletes to walk into the Opening, queer athletes to 'straighten up' or be kicked out, bullied, fined, assaulted, arrested, imprisoned, murdered --- for refusing to do so. There's a price for tolerating hatred and the 1936 Olympics were used to start the Holocaust. Don't let our blood be on your hands. Wear a pink triangle and speak out.

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    • Phyl McCrum WOODSTOCK, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      solidarity and equality for all

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