Online Petition Asks CN Tower to Shine 'Rainbow' for Opening Ceremonies

Group wants to 'call attention' to Russia's anti-gay laws

A new petition is circulating online, asking the CN Tower to light up with rainbow colours during the Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies.

The organizers of the petition say they would like to use the occasion to speak out against what they say are Russia's 'brutal anti-gay laws.'

The CN Tower already glows 'rainbow' for Pride, so organizers say lighting the tower Friday shouldn't be a problem.

You can find the online petition, here.

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  1. murray posted on 02/05/2014 07:34 AM
    they wouldn't do it for the Leaf's games in the playoffs but more than likely they will give into this request. no doubt about it
  2. Frankie posted on 02/05/2014 09:49 AM
    They should have done it for the Leafs for a fee, but why would we expect a crown corporation to be smart enough to seize on a revenue opportunity.

    The lights should be available for rent to organizations within an acceptable framework.
  3. KarenW_5 posted on 02/05/2014 12:03 PM
    They refused to change to Blue & White for the Grey Cup, held in Toronto with the Argos playing yet they may pander to a special interest group. Enough already with talking about the plight of gays in Russia - these are the Olympics - race, creed, colour, sexual orientation, height, sex; are not of importance. What is important is that we light the tower RED & WHITE for Canada and all Canadians.
  4. aqua posted on 02/05/2014 01:48 PM
    I hate you people in the comments. You care more about hockey than Human Rights? People are being oppressed and beaten for something they cannot help. Your lack of empathy for other human beings is disgusting.
  5. don was right posted on 02/05/2014 02:52 PM
    What a bunch of first world whiners. Who will wave a gaily coloured flag for the 100 Chechneyens that will die today at russian hands> Who will light up the CN tower for the 50 russians hurt and killed by a black widow bomber tomorrow? Who will wring their hands over Ukrainians from both sides killed in demonstartions? And we are to be worried that 2 guys wont be able to hold hands at Soccci?
  6. Dan posted on 02/06/2014 01:25 PM
    I think Canada's colors aren't simply red + white. Obviously, EVERYONE knows that. This is not a political move, it's a MORAL one. We HAVE to make a difference and make the world a better place. Imagine if you couldn't be with someone you love simply because they are the same gender as you? Before denying other people rights, lets imagine ourselves in their shoes. The CN Tower can light up red + white for the entire Olympics; BUT on the Opening Ceremony*--it should turn rainbow to support the struggle for EQUALITY for ALL* human beings. Red and white AREN'T Canada's only national colours; we are diverse :D
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