Friday, August 2, 2013 | Categories: Day 6 Blog
An international backlash against Russia's crackdown on gay rights picked up momentum this week. People from Vancouver to New York were holding "vodka-dumping" protests and some are calling for a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia. It's all in opposition to a contentious new law that President Vladimir Putin signed in late June. The law bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations", making it illegal to support LGBT rights. To explain Putin's anti-gay agenda Day 6 was joined by Masha Gessen, a Russian journalist and author of "The Man Without a Face".