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Stoli Boycott

Interview With Patrik Gallineaux, Stolichnaya's LGBT National Brand Ambassador, on Stoli Boycott and Protests

Jason Rowan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Rowan

When I ran into Gallineaux -- quite by chance -- in Key West, I tried to clarify some of the issues that were troubling me. Although you've got to be wary of taking a corporate spokesperson's words at face value, Gallineaux's sincerity and dedication to his community are hard to deny.

International Olympic Committee May Join Russia in Punishing Gay Athletes

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Instead of actually standing up for LGBT athletes, the IOC is essentially siding with Russia and issuing a warning to lesbian and gay athletes. The IOC has made it clear that they have a double standard when it comes to accepting all athletes.

What Is Russia's Beef With Lady Gaga AND Madonna?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Oh, Russia, you're making friends left and right these days! Not only has the country made promotion of "gay propaganda" illegal, Russian officials...

#DumpStoli Is Bullshit

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan J. Davis

A boycott of Russian vodka (specifically Stoli) won't do anything to stop Russia's crackdown on LGBT people. It's this kind of fake activism, all tactics with no strategy, that hurt progressive causes in the long run. People feel like they've done something of value when they haven't.

Boycott Russia? Here's a Better Idea

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Gabe Zichermann

Though our best intentions -- and the classic protest playbook -- tell us that a boycott and international pressure is the best approach, Russia's economic and political insularity effectively shields them from any fallout. So what can be done?

Boycott the Olympics? Russian Vodka? NBC? Maybe -- Here Are 5 Other Ripe Targets

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

As Russia moves in a very dark direction, a line must be drawn in the sand. American companies and politicians who court LGBT people are going to have stand against this brutal regime in no uncertain terms. And it must be expressed in actions, not just words.

Of Savage and Stoli: Should We Boycott?

Wayne Self | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Russia and vodka are so closely linked that a major boycott carries heavy symbolic weight. Russia's economy benefits from the export of vodka worldwide, and a worldwide boycott by LGBT people and our allies might get the Russian government's attention.