Imagine my surprise. I’m out for a drink last night with an American friend visiting from DC, I’m sipping on my strawberry mojito (they like to add fruit to them here in Paris), and suddenly I see a sign on the wall of a bar in the very-gay Marais neighborhood, and it says something about “homophobic law.”
I’m thinking, this can’t be. So I get up close, and what do you know. The bar, and its two sister bars, are no longer serving Russian vodka because of the anti-gay crackdown in Russia.
“In response to the homophobic law in Russia, we will no longer sell vodka from that country.”
The helpful bartender, who I asked about it, even mentioned Dan Savage’s name to me, as the guy who launched the boycott.
Very small-worldly experience :)