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July 30, 2013

LGBT boycott Russian vodka

Anti-gay propaganda laws fuel movement to dump Stolichnaya Vodka.

Demonstrators participate in a protest organised by the gay interest organization COC, near the National Maritime Museum, where Putin is having dinner, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 08 April 2013 (EPA/ROBIN UTRECHT).

Members of the LGBT community and its allies have banded together to boycott Russian vodka in response to the country's most recent anti-gay legislation. Many are focusing their efforts towards writer Dan Savage's Dump Stoli campaign; a boycott of Russian-produced Stolichnaya vodka.

In the past week, gay bars around the world, have joined the boycott. But as the movement grows, many wonder if the pressure will have any effect.  

Savage explained the motivation for the boycott in a post