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The Heart Is Big and Should Be Free


#1

The Heart Is Big and Should Be Free

With the World Cup heading to finals this weekend, six Latin American activists undertook a stealth protest against the Russian host's homophobic law banning symbols of "non-traditional" sexual relationships by touring Moscow's iconic sites in an "unexpected rainbow" of soccer shirts. The "Hidden Flag" project by a Spanish digital agency and LGBTQ group allowed them to "use our voices for those that cannot" in what they view as "a call to love."


#2

Bravo to these lovely activist people! Repression and bigotry anywhere, much less in a “world host” must not be tolerated or “normalized”!


#3

As one who once flew his freak flag high, I continue to be amazed at the creativity, compassion and courage of—certainly not all, but far more than just a random few—young people in each successive generation. A ripple in still water, indeed, and may it spread far and wide.


#4

Author sez: “(S)ix Latin American activists undertook a stealth protest against the Russian host’s repressive laws banning the iconic rainbow flag and other LGBTQ ‘propaganda’ for ‘nontraditional’ relationships …”

Well-played, kids.

Pity there remain places on this small blue speck in which creativity is considered a “subversive” act.


#5

No kidding, look what they do to women.


#6

Cheers!!!


#7

In Russia under Putin, Pussy Riot was jailed.

In the US under capitalist war mongers, John Lennon was murdered.


#8

Oh yes, but the message lives on. Thanks so much.

I just watched George Harrison Living in the Material world. It was very moving.


#9

I am no fan of the military/industrial complex, but it really is a bit of a stretch to try to link John Lennon’s killer with the warmongers in DC. The guy was just plain old ordinary crackers, luv.