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Stolichnaya 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.

#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?

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.