Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Russia has just gotten worse, following a new law in the State Duma banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" among minors. The law states that "it is essential to put in place measures which provide for the intellectual, moral and mental well-being of children, including a ban on any activities aimed at popularizing homosexuality … including instilling distorted ideas that society places an equal value on traditional and nontraditional sexual relations. The law, which follows years of creeping anti-homosexual legislation in a number of Russia's regions, has been widely condemned by foreign governments, especially leading up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Most recently, the Associated Press reports , on the opening day of the games, Feb.
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Home Destinations Europe Russia. For the video of this song, the two band members, Lena Katina and Julia Volkova, were running around in the rain dressed in schoolgirl outfits and kissing, making out in the rain. Obviously the band were quite successfully! But despite this, the very fact that such a public homosexual image was being shown and accepted across Russian society in the early s speaks volumes about attitudes to LGBTQ in Russian society…. In this gay travel guide to Russia, we discuss the situation in relation to LGBTQ rights, how it has evolved over the past decade, and where it stands today for the gay Russian community. Over the past few years, the Russian government has been monitoring and censoring online use more and more. Let's not beat about the bush.
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I remember my first ones. Somehow, my year-old brain made the connection and I knew two things: I was not alone, and I was a criminal. A year or so later, this was confirmed when I heard that a famous theatre director was facing prosecution for having sex with a young man. A friend from Leningrad recalls reading, at the age of 16, a textbook on sexual pathology. It suggested treating the female homosexual with thorazine, an early anti-psychotic medication with long-lasting, debilitating side-effects.
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