Monday, July 22, 2013

"I Am Myself, Never Flinching"

“I will fight for my right to go to Russia. 
I will fight to perform there. I will fight to show 
the government how strong my community is. 
I will proudly go to Russia ... and hold my head high. 
Should I get arrested, I will be arrested with the pride 
that I am myself, never flinching, and I will be strong 
for the oppressed community of beautiful people 
who I can call brothers.” 

From Johnny’s powerful must-read for 
the Falls Church News-Press, in which he responds 
to all who have asked him about his love for Russia 
in the face of its government’s anti-LGBT crackdown. 

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Monday, July 8, 2013