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Google takes a subtle (?) swipe at Russian homophobia

Flicking on to Google, I noticed the colourful header on the page;

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olympic rainbow

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Then I took a second, closer look. The Google logo was in rainbow colours…

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olympic rainbow

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Big. Gay. Rainbow. Colours!

Then I read the ‘blurb’ beneath the Google Search and I’m Feeling Lucky buttons,

“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” –Olympic Charter

Duh! How could I have missed that?!

Big ‘Ups” to Google for sending a message to the Kremlin, that the world is watching and taking note of their officially-sanctioned homophobia.

The Russians may have spent an obscene amount of money on the Winter Games, but it will all be for nought  as the world sees rampant bigotry as official state policy. No amount of money will buy a good reputation.

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= fs =

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  1. 10 February 2014 at 8:04 am

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