Skip to comments.World Cup 2018: Smuggling the Pride flag into Russia
Posted on 07/10/2018 9:37:40 AM PDT by Ennis85
Six LGBT activists have found a way to fly the Pride flag in Russia - by wearing football shirts in the rainbow colours.
The country has had a law banning the spreading of "gay propaganda" among under-18s since 2013.
The Pride flag is a symbol celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, but displaying it in Russia can get you arrested.
The group got together and wore their nations' football tops around Moscow.
It meant the shirts of Spain, the Netherlands (who weren't in the World Cup), Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia collectively made the colours of the stripes of the Pride flag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
The flag is typically flown horizontally and looks like a rainbow.
Before the World Cup there were concerns about how LGBT people might be treated because of the country's legislation.
England fan Lee told us he was apprehensive about going, while British MPs also expressed concern about the safety of fans.
Since the start of the World Cup though, Russia has been praised for its hospitality.
The activists are Marta Márquez from Spain, Eric Houter from the Netherlands, Eloi Pierozan Junior from Brazil, Guillermo León from Argentina and Vanesa Paola Ferrario from Colombia.
They visited iconic places like the Red Square and the Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow, and also travelled on the underground and stood next to police officers.
Marta told Newsbeat: "Once we landed in Russia our first steps felt very scary, but little by little we realised that nobody knew what we were doing, so I started to relax, although I stayed alert.
"Over our five day visit there was no sense of real danger, nobody threatened us.
"Most people were very kind to us, especially the tourists who saw us as equals.
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I like how the media gives a celebratory tone to this crap.
Of course. Big Media are leftists. Leftism is a death cult that celebrates baby-murder, buggery, and fraud.
[ The Pride flag is a symbol celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, but displaying it in Russia can get you arrested. ]
Then Obama and Michelle can put on theirs and head over. Won’t miss them when they’re tossed in the gulag.
Is that collusion?
Sickos...Russia saw what happened in the West and decided to protect their own people. Obama was very angry when they passed their first laws.
Breaking the law is always “Breaking the Law”. It doesn’t factor in your opinions. It is the law.
Thankfully their names are in the story, so Russia can give them a ban on any future visas
Fags worship their depraved, disgusting, disease-ridden act. It’s their “god.”
Nobody knew what they were doing. Success!
Nobody knew what they were doing.
What a wonderful gay propaganda.
Do they plan to “smuggle the pride flag” into any sh!+holes (countries)?
Now, isn’t that special?
I don’t, but then neither of us do.
There’s a sickness in the land.
Didn’t fly that flag though did ya homo.
I think one could expect Pride flag smugglers to do that.
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