Monday, August 12, 2013

Straight S.F. Politician Backs Gay Russian Vodka Boycott

The leader of the effort over at Facebook, Robbie Sweeny, today secured the endorsement of Supervisor John Avalos who is a straight member of the Board of Supervisors representing District 11.

Big congratulations to Sweeny for persuading Avalos to become the first San Francisco politician backing the boycott of Russian vodka including Stolichnaya, in solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Russia.

Let's hope other Supervisors, including the gay members of the Board, follow Avalos' example and soon come out in favor the dump Russian vodka campaign. We could also use a condemnation from Mayor Ed Lee over the anti-gay laws and violence harming LGBT citizens of Russia.

Mark your calendar for this Wednesday, August 14 from 7 to 8 pm for an informational picket at the Mr. Stoli contest being held at the BeatBox gay bar located at 314 Eleventh Street, near Folsom Street.

Please join us!

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