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Putin Agrees with Stoli’s Gay Defenders

Putin Agrees with Stoli’s Gay Defenders

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Activists who defended Stolichnaya vodka during a 2013 boycott of Russian businesses and products called after that nation enacted its infamous anti-gay propaganda law may be dismayed to learn that Vladimir Putin agrees with them that the Stolichnaya vodka that is sold in the US is not a Russian vodka. In […]

Stoli Guy Meets ACT UP, Queer Nation Again

Stoli Guy Meets ACT UP, Queer Nation Again

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For the second time in less than two months, a Stolichnaya Vodka promotional event at a Manhattan gay bar was disrupted by activists angered over Russia’s new anti-gay legislation. Five demonstrators affiliated with ACT UP New York and Queer Nation stormed the stage at Marquee New York in Chelsea at the […]

Owner, Bartenders from Boxers Bars Dump Stoli in the Gutter

Owner, Bartenders from Boxers Bars Dump Stoli in the Gutter

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As a crowd of more than 100 demonstrators massed across the street from the Russian Consulate on Manhattan’s East 91st Street to protest new anti-gay legislation in that country, Bob Fluet, one of the owners of Boxers NYC in Chelsea and Boxers HK in Hells Kitchen, and two of his bartenders poured […]

ACT UP Disrupts Stoli Splash Bash; July 31 Demo Planned at Russian Consulate

ACT UP Disrupts Stoli Splash Bash; July 31 Demo Planned at Russian Consulate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It certainly didn’t have the makings of a fair fight, as a group of less than a dozen members of ACT UP/ NY faced off against a crowd of roughly 150 who had been primed with free rounds of Stolichnaya Vodka. But when the activists disrupted the opening of the Most […]