Will the hate ever stop?
by JordanL on January 26, 2014 - 8:49pm
Life is not easy for those who are different. In Russia, the government has recently adopted laws that prohibit any form of homosexual propaganda. Elton John, the famous singer, considers that those legislations are an attack towards gay rights. And although Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, argues that they do not harm anyone, John says that he met people in Moscow who are constantly harassed and even physically harmed by vigilante groups. Those person say that they can "cure" then from their homosexuality by throwing urine at them or beating them up. The singer adds that he always receives a warm welcome when he plays in Russia and that he hopes every members of the LBGT community can have the same amount of respect in their own country.
It is a pity that such hate against homosexual people still exists in our society. We may not be able to directly help those who are the victims of those laws, but we can spread the message and create pressure on the Russian government so that it might abolish those laws. Creating petitions would most certainly be our best course of action. It could also be possible to make forums on the Web to discuss the issue and sensitize people to it. Today is not the day when people will view homosexuality in the same way they view heterosexuality, but we can make it happen for the generation of tomorrow.
The link to the original article can be found below.
"Elton John condemns Russia's 'vicious' anti-gay legislation" by Sean Michaels on January 23rd, 2014