RUSSIA: National Retailer Declares That They Are "Banning Gays From Our Future"
Expedition, which sells outdoor and sporting equipment, has declared that it is "banning gay people from our future" and will not accept applications from homosexuals.
Outdoor goods retailer Expedition drew angry criticism after it stated on its Russian website that gay people are not allowed to apply for a place on its Academy for Entrepreneurship. Activist Nikolai Alexeyev says it's not the first time they have tried to block LGBT people from working or studying there and called for tougher anti-discrimination laws. "It once again highlights the need to have some changes in the legislation which directly contributes to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity," he told Gay Star News. "This is what we have been fighting for in the last year and this paves the way for commercial organizations to discriminate against people at work or in their studies." The Moscow Pride founder is offering help to anyone who wants to sue the company.