A couple of weeks ago I was reading the blog for The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide and found an entry that I found so painfully funny I wanted to share it with you. The link to their blog is below. The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide is a journal I couldn’t do without. It is filled with unknown stories of GLBT history and new slants on known history; it looks at both present and past history from a worldwide perspective, telling of the struggles and achievements GLBT people in other countries. It appeals to the intellect without being pedantic.
Below is their guest post. Also click the link to check out their blog.
by Richard Schneider on November 27, 2013
“German Olympic And Paralympic Team Kit HandoverRussia’s growing hostility to gay rights has come to the world’s attention as we anticipate the Winter Olympics in Sochi. When the German team introduced its uniforms this fall, it was clear that the design referred to the familiar “gay flag” with its six rainbow stripes.
And while fashion critics applauded the attempt to show solidarity with GLBT Russians, they were fairly unanimous in panning the design. “Extremely hideous,” declared one. “Butt-ugly,” sneered another. “A cross between a pot-bellied pig and a parrot,” squawked a third.
The simple fact is, there’s really no way to incorporate all the colors of the rainbow into one ensemble without looking like Joseph’s “coat of many colors” from the Old Testament. So if the price of showing solidarity with gay Russians is the creation of a fashion disaster—well, how ironic is that?”