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Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws: The Politics and Consequences of a Moral Panic
international | gender and sexuality | other press Sunday June 23, 2013 19:47 by TDoT
Cai Wilkinson on recent LGBTQ developments in Russia. Her geographic focus is on the former Soviet Union, and she is currently working on projects about LGBT rights and human rights norms in Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
In actual fact, this was not the first “anti-gay” law to be passed in Russia; Ryazan Oblast’s Duma adopted an amendment to local legislation to outlaw the “propaganda of homosexualism” in May 2006, and Arkhangelsk and Kostroma Oblasts followed suit in 2011. Yet the passing of the St Petersburg law proved to be a catalyst for other administrations to introduce similar laws, with a further six subsequently adopting similar legislation and others considering it (so far only the Moscow Regional Duma has rejected legislation). Most significantly, these laws paved the way for consideration of a federal bill outlawing the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors”, which the Russian Duma passed on June 11 despite continuing international condemnation and the fierce opposition of local LGBTQ activists and their supporters, who frequently endured physical attacks and arrests while protesting against the law.
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They hang gay people in Saudi Arabia. Where is your article on that place?
Is it only the enemies of the US who receive the wrath of the gay community for their backward ways?
This essay is about Russia. Do you support repression of gays? Or just in Russia?
Did you bother to even have a look at the blog? Its supports Bradley Manning.
David norris decriminalised homosexuality in 1988,and until they get a member of the gay community in politics nothing will change..