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Stoli vodka donates $300K to LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s leadership program

Friday, January 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. distributor of Stolichnaya vodka has entered into a partnership with the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center by investing in the center's program for the development of LGBT leaders. ...

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NYC bar owners dump Russian vodka in latest protest against anti-gay laws

Monday, August 5, 2013
NEW YORK -- New York City bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday in a protest against Russia's crackdown on the gay community. ...

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Latvian distiller owner tries to defuse boycott of Stoli vodka

Friday, August 2, 2013
RIGA, Latvia — Many gay bars in North America have stopped selling the famous Stolichnaya vodka brand to protest Russia's crackdown on the gay community. But the vodka's maker has joined forces with Latvia's leading gay rights group to say ...

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LGBT advocates target Russian vodkas in response to anti-gay legislation

Friday, July 26, 2013
Stolichnaya, the most recognizable name among Russian vodkas, is at the center of a boycott over Russia's anti-gay laws.
LGBT activists, led by Seattle-based advice columnist and "It Gets Better" campaign founder Dan Savage, have launched a boycott of Russian vodka in response to anti-gay legislation signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin, and increased violence against LGBT citizens in ...

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