- Russia is rated most difficult country in Europe which to be gay by watchdog Ilga-Europe.
- Legislation passed in June imposes fines for "propagandising of non-traditional sexual relations among minors."
- Gay Pride events effectively banned for 100 years by a court order.
In 1936 Hitler saw the Olympic Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy, and the official Nazi party paper, the Völkischer Beobachter wrote in the strongest terms that Jews and Black people should not be allowed to participate in the Games. However, when threatened with a boycott of the Games by other nations, he relented and allowed Black people and Jews to participate, and added one token participant to the German team - a German woman, Helene Mayer, who had a Jewish father. At the same time, the party removed signs stating "Jews not wanted" and similar slogans from the city's main tourist attractions.
Boycotts work. Demos work. Good luck today everyone.