Before it was cool to be all upset over RUSSIA!, the gays were boycotting all things Russian and even things loosely associated with Russia.
Five years ago, West Hollywood’s gays poured bottles of Stoli vodka into the streets in protest of Russia’s anti-LGBT policies.
Since then, Stoli has donated $1 million to LGBT causes and now they’re taking their support for gay rights a step further.
According to the Bay Area Reporter, Stoli will be releasing a commemorative bottle later this year in honor of slain LGBT leader Harvey Milk.
The makers of Stolichnaya vodka plan to issue a commemorative bottle this year honoring the late gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, whose election to his board seat in 1977 made history for being the first time an LGBT person won elective office in the city as well as the state of California.
According to a December 22 email from Center Link, the organization for the country’s LGBT community centers that has received funding from Stoli, the tribute to Milk would be the company’s “first-ever LGBT bottle” and celebrate the 40th anniversary of his being sworn into office in January 1978.
“Stoli is also a proud partner of the important work of the Harvey Milk Foundation for global equality, and through this project will be making a donation to commemorate while encouraging others to do the same,” stated the email, which asked recipients to take part in a survey about the proposed Milk vodka bottle.
Hopefully local bars that carry Stoli, like The Abbey, Mother Lode and GYM SportsBar will get their hands on these bottles!
(Featured image via LA Times)