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.