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Reykjavic Mayor Supports Pussy Riot During Pride

Reykjavic Mayor Supports Pussy Riot During Pride

Pussy Riot finds support at Pride.

RvicMayorThe caption from Dagbók borgastjóra, or the Facebook "Mayor's Diary," reads
"Mannréttindi, margbreytileiki, menning," or "Human rights, diversity, culture"

One of the biggest news stories in the cycle this week is the upcoming trial for the women of Pussy Riot — the Russian punk band and activisit group currently being tried for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" after performing an impromptu anti-Putin song during a service at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. 

Many folks across the world have shown their solidarity Pussy Riot's actions, from street-pounding activists in Berlin to Jón Gnarr, the above-pictured mayor of Rekjavic, and even Madonna—and yes, her highness had the cojones to vocally support Pussy Riot during a concert in Moscow last week, which included "appear[ing] on stage in a black bra with the name of the band written in bold letters on her back. She also donned a balaclava, the band’s trademark headgear."

That balaclava has gained symbolic status now, being worn by a plethora of musicians in solidarity, the aforementioned photo. Yes, that is the mayor of the capital of Iceland riding on a gay "float" (also known as a pickup truck) wearing a pink dress and a Pussy Riot balaclava during Rekjavic Pride.

We wish our mayor was this cool (in fact Gnarr is super cool: he's did drag for 2010 pride, was in a punk band, is a comedian, writer, and produce, and ran for mayor practically as a joke). We're also willing to bet that that balaclavas will be all over runways this fall.

RvicMayorThe caption from Dagbók borgastjóra, or the Facebook "Mayor's Diary," reads
"Mannréttindi, margbreytileiki, menning," or "Human rights, diversity, culture"

One of the biggest news stories in the cycle this week is the upcoming trial for the women of Pussy Riot — the Russian punk band and activisit group currently being tried for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" after performing an impromptu anti-Putin song during a service at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. 

Many folks across the world have shown their solidarity Pussy Riot's actions, from street-pounding activists in Berlin to Jón Gnarr, the above-pictured mayor of Rekjavic, and even Madonna—and yes, her highness had the cojones to vocally support Pussy Riot during a concert in Moscow last week, which included "appear[ing] on stage in a black bra with the name of the band written in bold letters on her back. She also donned a balaclava, the band’s trademark headgear."

That balaclava has gained symbolic status now, being worn by a plethora of musicians in solidarity, the aforementioned photo. Yes, that is the mayor of the capital of Iceland riding on a gay "float" (also known as a pickup truck) wearing a pink dress and a Pussy Riot balaclava during Rekjavic Pride.

We wish our mayor was this cool (in fact Gnarr is super cool: he's did drag for 2010 pride, was in a punk band, is a comedian, writer, and produce, and ran for mayor practically as a joke). We're also willing to bet that that balaclavas will be all over runways this fall.

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