Sochi mayor says his city has no gays

Jan 27, 2014, 10:33 AM EST
The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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If the Russian government is mostly focused on the threat of terrorism in its preparation for the upcoming Sochi Olympic games, officials are still finding time to beat up on the other favorite national punching bag: gays. The latest to join the effort is the mayor of the Olympic host city, who asserted his streets are devoid of the queer sort.

Background: 

No gays in Sochi, mayor claims [AP]

Sochi Mayor Pretty Sure There Are No Gay People Anywhere Near Him [NYMag]