Winters Olympics protest by Sheffield gay community

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Sheffield’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community united in protest against staging the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

A spokesman said: “We are holding the demonstration to protest against the Olympics being held in a country where LGBT people are subjected to persecution and government-led hatred and oppression.

The LGBT hold a demonstration on Barkers Pool, Sheffield, against the Winter Olympic games in Sochi

The LGBT hold a demonstration on Barkers Pool, Sheffield, against the Winter Olympic games in Sochi

“We believe the Olympic ideals of ‘a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles’ are incompatible with a country where the human right to freely form relationships and live according to one’s sexual orientation and gender identity is denied.”