Friday, December 13, 2013

Vladimir Putin Named Homophobe Of The Year

Gay glossy The Advocate on Friday named Russian President Vladimir Putin its Phobie of the Year.

“To hold the president of Russia responsible for every anti-gay incident within his country's borders might be unfair,” the magazine wrote in announcing its winner. “But it's far less offensive than what's happening to LGBT Russians.”

Advocate editors included a total of 14 people or groups on their inaugural list, including Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson, the GOP's unsuccessful Virginia gubernatorial ticket; Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe; the Pacific Justice Institute, the California conservative group attempting to repeal the state's transgender students law; Frigide Barjot, the French anti-gay marriage activist; New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan; televangelist Pat Robertson; writer Orson Scott Card; AFA's Bryan Fischer; Massachusetts minister Scott Lively; Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert; Justice Antonin Scalia; and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

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