Sunday, October 14, 2012

Gay Milkman

28 September 2012

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An anti-gay activist group said it will picket shops selling milk produced by PepsiCo Inc's Russian subsidiary because they believe that a rainbow on the packaging violates a local law banning homosexual "propaganda".

The milk brand is called Vesyoly Molochnik, which translates as Gay Milkman, though in Russian the word vesyoly does not suggest homosexuality. The group said that it was objecting to the rainbow, which it saw as the international symbol for the gay movement. [...]

ABC News [Australia]
14 October 2012

By Norman Hermant

A Russian anti-gay group has asked prosecutors to investigate milk cartons that it claims promote homosexuality to children.

The label of the Vesyoly Molochnik milk, owned by multinational dairy company Pepsi Co, is adorned with a jolly milkman and a rainbow in the sky. [...]