Thursday, 14 June 2018

Enough of the nonsense



I don't know what they're like in other places across the globe, but betting shops over here have a reputation for being the last home of the lost, the odd, and the somewhat shifty "older bloke" - a type that would hardly be likely to be concerned with the well-being of us gayers.

However, top scores go to one of the biggest gambling chains on the High Street, Paddy Power, who - recognising the loathsome homophobic record of Putin's Russia, host of the Football World Cup which starts today - have launched an awareness campaign of unprecedented candour. For a betting shop...


According to its spokesman:
"Given they invented Russian Dolls, you’d be forgiven for thinking Russia wouldn’t have an issue with women being into other women.

"Likewise, their appreciation for bears is one shared around the world by the LGBT+ population, so it really is astonishing that they have not used their stewardship of this tournament to champion LGBT+ inclusivity.

"As a result, we’ve stepped in to help. When Russia 'Put-in' a goal, we’ll Put-in £10,000 to Attitude magazine’s Foundation, who will use the funds to make football more LGBT+ inclusive. I cannot wait to see the LGBT+ community get behind the Russians – or the Russians’ baffled reaction."
Indeed.

4 comments:

  1. The closet Russians 'll love squad of LGBT supporters behind them!
    It's a rich seam for comedians.

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    1. "Ploughing the rich seams of Russian masculinity." It has a certain attractive ring to it... Jx

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  2. Oh lovely. Betting shops just started opening in Delaware and New Jersey.

    For some reason I picture nothing about a bunch of Onslow's in the joint, in their white ribbed , dirty tank tops.

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    1. Now there's an idea for book title: "My life in Suburbia - Nothing but a bunch of Onslows".

      Jx

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