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Club 313 is New Hampshire’s ONLY Diverse Dance Club!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2013
MANCHESTER, NH – Club 313, New Hampshire’s longest running and only diverse dance club, and its subsidiary, Maple Willow Café, announced Thursday it would cease serving Stolichnaya Vodka and other Russian products in protest of Russia’s recent criminalization of gay and lesbian people.
The Russian government passed a law this month making it illegal to promote positive portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals. The law has sparked controversy, leading to multiple arrests of Russian citizens as well as tourists who are believed to be producing “gay propaganda.”
“Club 313 usually takes a neutral approach in political matters,” says Sean & Jericka Braunstein, owners of Club 313. “However, we cannot support a brand associated with Russia, at a time when the country is implementing these discriminatory laws.”
Effective immediately, the Braunstein’s have pulled their number one selling vodka, Stoli, and all other Russian products from Club 313’s shelves. “We’re taking a stand in solidarity and support for the global LGBT community ” said the Braunstein’s, “While we understand it’s an extremely risky business move, it’s important to speak up. We hope the Russian government will listen, and other local bars will follow suit.”
Club 313 was recently voted The Union Leaders Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Gay & Lesbian Dance Bar, and The HIPPO’s Premier Dance Club that caters to a diverse clientele.
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