Bars across the country are being called on to boycott Russian vodka in protest against recent actions by the Russian government against gays and lesbians.
Participation in the boycott is raising question around San Francisco's Castro District: got vodka?
Some bars have taken Stoli, the most popular Russian brand, and pulled it from shelves.
Others argued the vodka boycott is the wrong move for the right cause.
At the Moby Dick bar, they've got vodka. But the bartender said Wednesday night customers began boycotting the Russian brands.
"Just here at the bar, they ordered a drink and they said 'Not taking Stoli,'" said Moby Dick bartender Mauro Brito.
In response, on Thursday the owners decided to pull Stoli from behind the bar.
"The owner just called me and said 'We're taking it down. All the Stoli.' So everything we put in the office," said Brito.
Boxes of bottles are now locked away as part of the nationwide campaign.
"It's interesting that they're having this movement. I think it will make people think about it," Ed Carloss of San Francisco.
The boycott is being spread spread through social media to protest Russia's recent laws against gays and lesbians.
"France and England just legalized gay marriage for goodness sakes. Russia's going in the opposite direction," said SF resident Alton Curb.
Russia decriminalized homosexuality in 1993.
But last month, President Vladimir Putin signed a law passed by parliament that bans public displays of homosexuality and imposes fines on anyone who holds gay pride rallies or distributes LGBT materials to children.
Brian Kent, owner of the Beatbox nightclub, said he won't boycott the Stoli brand, arguing the protest is misguided.
"Stoli here in America has done nothing but support the gay community," said Kent.
The CEO posted an open letter on the Stoli website saying the company opposes the Russian government's actions and supports the LGBT community, citing its sponsorship of pride events worldwide.
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