A dear friend just send me a Vice documentary about the lastest hatred crimes against the LGBT community in Russia. Maybe some of us, myelf included, haven’t really being paying attention to what Sochi Olympics are portraying.
In June 2013, an anti gay propaganda law was enforced. Ever since, an increase in violence against the LGBT community has escaleted.
In words of Miriam Edler, “The law in effect makes it illegal to equate straight and gay relationships, as well as the distribution of material on gay rights. It introduces fines for individuals and media groups found guilty of breaking the law, as well as special fines for foreigners.” (The Guardian, 2013)
I feel disgusted by these terrible acts against another human being. If the Catholic card is being play, why then don’t remember the most simple of them all: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12: 31).
These horrible actions just remind me of a phrase: “Never again…” spoken in the Holocaust Remembrance Day.