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Boxers NYC Boycotts Russian Vodka

by JC Alvarez
Sunday Jul 28, 2013

In support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight allies in Russia, and all over the world, Boxers NYC has taken the extraordinary step of removing Stoli and all Russian made products from their shelves.

The anti-gay laws enforced by Russian President Vladimir Putin work against members of the LGBT community's basic human rights. Therefore, Boxers NYC is joining in the fight to stop hate by DUMPING RUSSIAN VODKA and showing their solidarity with Russian equal right proponents and their supporters.

"As the largest LGBT seller of Stoli in the region, we feel that this symbolic step is of great importance in showing our solidarity.", says Robert Fluet, co-owner of the Boxers NYC bars.

With the 2014 Olympic games, hosted in Sochi, Russia, just six months away, Boxers NYC wants to show the world that they do not stand for sexual orientation discrimination and consequently are hoping to hurt the Russian economy with their movement.

We encourage all other businesses to join in this act of solidarity, and remove Russian products from their offerings.

You can join in by voicing your opinion on Twitter using the hashtags #DUMPSTOLI and #DUMPRUSSIANVODKA.

For more information on the boycott visit the website at

Boxers NYC and Boxers HK are the premiere gay sports bars in New York City for gay sports leagues and fans to meet.

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".


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