Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Now, more than ever, the type of vodka one drinks is very important to gay men. Ok Read More. A spokesperson for Absolut said: The retail giant sold its Pride apparel in stores across the world. More specifically, we're talking about Russia — the supposed birthplace of "the little water" — and that the country has passed one anti-gay bill after another, effectively making being gay or even telling a child that gay people exist a punishable offensive.
Savage explains that vodka is a good place to start:
Over the past few months, Russian lawmakers have made that nation increasingly hostile to homosexuals. The face of the Russian vodka boycott is Dan Savage, the man known for permanently attaching Rick Santorum's name to frothy feces and the brain behind the It Gets Better anti-bullying project. An earlier version of this article opened with a different lead paragraph.
Following Savage's lead is Sidetrack, one Chicago's biggest gay bars.