Sochi mayor says there are no gay people in Olympic city


mentalfloss
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Sochi mayor says there are no gay people in Olympic city

Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov says there are no gay people in the Russian city preparing to host the upcoming winter Olympic Games.

In interview with the BBC’s Panorama on Monday, Pakhomov told interviewer John Sweeney: “We don’t have them in our town.”

Asked if he was sure about his claim, Pakhomov replied: “I’m not sure, I don’t bloody know them.”

But Pakhomov said gay people would be welcome at the Games as long as they respect “the laws of the Russian Federation,” and don’t “impose their habits and their will on others.”
“Yes, everyone is welcome,” he added.

Meanwhile, Boris Nemtsov, a Liberal opposition leader in Russia, laughed off Pakhomov’s claim that there are no gay people in Sochi.

“As far as I know, there are several gay clubs in Sochi,” he told the BBC. “How do they survive, why are they not bankrupt?” he said.

Despite implementing a law banning gay “propaganda” to minors in June 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin reassured gay visitors on Jan. 17 that they are welcome to the Sochi Games, and vowed that they will not face discrimination.

However, he defended the country’s anti-gay law by grouping homosexuality and pedophilia together, and said that the “propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia” is still banned.

Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov says there are no gay people in the Olympic city | CTV News
 
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lone wolf
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That's too bad.... Perhaps next time the IOC might choose a more cheerful venue.
 
Walter
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Putin's a real leader, wrong ideology, but a real leader.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Putin's a real leader, wrong ideology, but a real leader.

How?
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Sochi mayor says there are no gay people in Olympic city

So what.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

So what.

It's wrong?
 
Christianna
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Putin's a real leader, wrong ideology, but a real leader.

So you would be happy with a dictator as long as he espoused your beliefs? Interesting.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

How?

He makes the bushes sr.&.jr look like lefties.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristiannaView Post

So you would be happy with a dictator as long as he espoused your beliefs? Interesting.





Not my political favourite, but we already have one.
 
EagleSmack
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They haven't caught the "gay" yet.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

They haven't caught the "gay" yet.

Wonder if he is related to former President Imanujob of Iran, when he stated, Nope, no Gays in Iran. Nope, none.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

It's wrong?

Wrong for some idiot mayor to say it or that there are actually no gay folks there?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Wonder if he is related to former President Imanujob of Iran, when he stated, Nope, no Gays in Iran. Nope, none.

And remember Goobs... the gay is a phenomena only here in the US... President Arkmendinnajob was pretty clear about that when speaking to the students at Columbia Univ.

Iranians haven't caught the gay yet either.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Wrong for some idiot mayor to say it or that there are actually no gay folks there?

Welcome to Gangsterland.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

They haven't caught the "gay" yet.

Their fashion district must be a disaster!

Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Welcome to Gangsterland.

Gangsta Goober, it's Gangsta.
 
B00Mer
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lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Bet'cha he's paid better for slipping on ice than you....

Money matters
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

hopefully our athletes will wear more calm outfits. they could end up in Siberia if they don't.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Their fashion district must be a disaster!

This might offer a little hint for ya



Must have been a real good sale on grey material the week before
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

hopefully our athletes will wear more calm outfits. they could end up in Siberia if they don't.

Only homosexuals wear fancy clothes?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Only homosexuals wear fancy clothes?

Yes, they dress just like you do.

a red Wally? Does that mean you don't wear men's clothing?
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Yes, they dress just like you do.

a red Wally? Does that mean you don't wear men's clothing?

Ad hominem usually get a thumbs down.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Only homosexuals wear fancy clothes?

I was going to say less gay outfits, but I was trying to be politically correct.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Wrong for some idiot mayor to say it or that there are actually no gay folks there?

His statement is factually incorrect.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

His statement is factually incorrect.

Do you know some homosexuals in Sochi?

Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

I was going to say less gay outfits, but I was trying to be politically correct.

What is politically incorrect about using the word homosexual?
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

His statement is factually incorrect.

A politician; has said something that is; factually incorrect.

A politician said this?

A politician?





*whew*

My sides.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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But did he say: There are гей people in Sochi?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

This might offer a little hint for ya



Must have been a real good sale on grey material the week before

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