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Friday, February 07, 2014

Flying colours 

This one is funny


This one, not so much


Both demonstrate that the worldwide anger at Russia for their homophobia isn't dying down and won't be going away.
Canadian cities are flying rainbow flags throughout the Olympics to demonstrate their support.  (Rob Ford, of course, continues down the wrong side of history but he's not really the mayor anymore so nobody cares what he thinks.)
Here is Montreal:
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford doesn't want rainbow flag flown at city hall during Olympics

Edmonton:
Flip, flop, fly: Rainbow flag flies at Edmonton City Hall and Calgary follows suit

At AthleteAlly, the athletes are gathering support for the Principle 6 campaign.



AT&T is speaking out, and urging other companies to do likewise.
And Google has declared its colours:

Olympic Charter: Today's Google Doodle make a big statement about gay rights and the Sochi Games.

I think its another sign of the times that the Globe and Mail is covering this not as a political/social issue but in the business pages.

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