St. Petersburg, Russia Doesn't Want Your Gay Tourist Dollars
The sun sets on St. Petersburg tourism
When it comes to traveling the world, in general, we're not one for boycotts even when local politics conflict with gay rights. For example: being gay in Egypt is far from a walk in the park, but every respectful gay traveler is a chance to change a local's closed mind -- and the pyramids are nothing if not a cultural asset the whole world should be allowed to see. To a paraphrase of Harvey Milk's famous "come out, come out", Out adds its own coda: Get out!
Then again, we're not advocating a visit to Iran or Uganda any time soon. And now, it looks like we're going to have to say "net" to St. Petersburg, Russia as well.