Harvey Fierstein Stands Up Against Putin's Anti-Gay Politics
NEWS FROM RUSSIA WORSENS - Putin's government seeks to pass law to put gays in therapy to turn them straight. Even a numbnut like Christie saw fit to outlaw this harmful quackery. Again I holler: THIS AIN'T ABOUT THE STUPID OLYMPICS. THIS IS ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS!!! Get loud people! He's banned speech. Banned protests. Banned assembly.
Now he's going to lock gays up until they are straight.
Next comes the law removing children from their homes. What will it take for the world to realize that Putin has declared all out war on us?
Fierstein is the book writer of the 2013 Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. He is also the author of the current Broadway hit Newsies as well as Torch Song Trilogy (Tony and Drama Desk and OBIE Awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award),Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground and more.
His political editorials have been published in The New York Times, TV Guide, The Huffington Post, and broadcast on PBS's IN THE LIFE. His children's book, The Sissy Duckling is now in its fifth printing. As an actor Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, and on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler On The Roof, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award) and television shows such as "How I Met Your Mother," "American Family," "Cheers" (Emmy nomination), "The Simpsons" and "Nurse Jackie."