Blake's may serve up Hardbodies, but it's no longer serving cocktails with Stoli. That's the vodka coming under fire from LGBT activists wanting to boycott it over Russia's harsh treatment of gays.

The bar is dropping the vodka brand, apparently making it the first in gay Atlanta to do so, and went public with its decision on Wednesday in a post from owner and general manager Alan Briggs.

These preceding laws enacted by homophobic leaders are outrageous. As a result, Blake’s on the Park will no longer be serving Russian owned, Stolichnaya vodka. While our refusal to serve Stoli in itself is not necessarily a grand gesture likely to bring about reform, this act may prove effective in helping to at least begin to stir the winds of change.

Author and LGBT activist Dan Savage launched a boycott of Russian vodkas, including Stoli, on July 24 as public concern grew over the safety of gay athletes taking part in the Winter Olympics next year in Russia. The boycott has prompted widespread media coverage of Russia's oppressive treatment of its own LGBT citizens.

As calls for the vodka dump spread across the country, gay bar owners in Atlanta quietly started discussing what steps to take. A local liquor distributor circulated a letter from Stoli President Val Mendeleev, who said the company supports its gay consumers, sponsors LGBT events and is headquartered in Luxembourg in Western Europe. But he adds that Stoli's production process includes Russian employees and ingredients. When he attempted to brag about the company's gay-inclusive policies, he stumbled.

Blake's, though, appears to be the first big Atlanta gay bar to go public with its decision to drop Stoli. The bar made the announcement with a Facebook post on Wednesday.

We live in a country that's moving in the direction of banning laws that discriminate against and exclude our gay citizens. We've come a long way and we need to continue making strides toward equality. As U.S. citizens, we enjoy luxuries that other people in other parts of the world do not have.

Led by President Putin, who is looking more like a modern day "Fuhrer", the Russian Government recently set back the chance for equality of the LGBT community in Russia to the days of Joseph Stalin.

1. Russia is criminalizing any behavior seen as pro-gay.

2. Russia is banning adoption of children by gay couples and any single parent from a country that recognizes marriage equality.

3. Russia is persecuting tourists and foreign nationals they suspect of being homosexual, lesbian or "pro-gay."

These preceding laws enacted by homophobic leaders are outrageous. As a result, Blake’s on the Park will no longer be serving Russian owned, Stolichnaya vodka. While our refusal to serve Stoli in itself is not necessarily a grand gesture likely to bring about reform, this act may prove effective in helping to at least begin to stir the winds of change.

Let's celebrate our freedoms by doing our part. We hope our patrons understand our reasons for suspending the sale of this product. Click on the link below to see the images of the people you are supporting by expressing this freedom of choice.

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