Russian school kids are being investigated for gay propaganda

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Russian police seized several drawings from a school art exhibition to investigate possible violations of the country’s ban on gay propaganda after parents complained that they depicted same-sex couples. Russia outlawed “gay propaganda” among minors in 2013, a move that allowed courts to ban gay pride events and was followed by a surge in anti-LGBT sentiment in the country. В …

First Russian Teen found guilty under Gay Propaganda Law

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On August 7, a 16-year-old Russian teenager became the first minor found guilty under the country’s absurd “gay propaganda” law. The boy was accused of publishing homoerotic pictures on the Russian social network VKontakte. But the Russia LGBT Network suspects that his conviction is actually connected to the teen’s LGBTQ activism rather than the photos themselves. According to the Russia LGBT Network, a July 24 report filed by …

Take me to Church: ‘Gay Propaganda’ goes viral

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Russia’s recently introduced laws against “gay propaganda” sparked controversy all over the world. When Irish singer Hoizer chimed in with his own protest song people listened. A lot. His song Take me to Church was streamed over 80 million times on Spotify, making it the platform’s most successful single of 2014, and was viewed more than 40 million times on …

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Queer News 5 disturbing anti-gay rants by Brazil’s new fascist president Thousands march in Taiwan’s pride before gay marriage vote Teen boy surprisingly wins ‘gay propaganda’ case in Russia Polish students defy government ban on queer school events International Parliamentary Group quietly votes to ban any discussion of LGBTQ rights in its upcoming session Other News Fascism arrived in Brazil, it’s …

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Queer News Psychiatrists admit aversion therapy harm for the first time Man thinks his girlfriend’s son is gay, tortures him to death Panama supreme court judge rules against same-sex marriage Paraguay passes ban on ‘gay propaganda’ in schools Anal sex isn’t as popular among gay men as we thought Other News America’s crappy sex ed policies are harming everyone Twitter …

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Queer News 80% vote to ban marriage equality in Kyrgyzstan Russian MPs say FIFA video game is gay propaganda Homophobic crimes in Germany up by almost 20% 40% of transgender people have attempted suicide New US secretary of education is raging homophobe Trump’s team is tied up with anti-gay pseudoscience Other News Canada wants encryption backdoors, data storage New US attorney …

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Queer News Many Americans comfortable with gay presidential candidate Texas approves bill allowing doctors to refuse queer patients First LGBT-inclusive textbooks for elementary schools in Japan The LGBT advocate set to be Thailand’s first transgender MP Intersex activist makes history and runs for election in India Other News After insisting that EU copyright reform didn’t require upload filters, France immediately …

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Queer News Queer asylum seekers are facing more battles than others Trump strips LGBT rights from North America trade deal A civil union amendment bill was adopted in South Africa Court rules in favour of Russians denied queer events Scotland to be first country in UK to recognise third gender Other News Australia approves self-testing kits for HIV prevention Nazi …

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Queer News European Union court bans gay tests for asylum seekers German Playboy to feature first trans model on cover Turkish LGBTI activist arrested and detained in Ankara 83 Percent of Russians think gay sex Is ‘reprehensible’ Candidate for Texas governor: I’d gladly kill gay people Other News Scientists getting closer to universal blood test for cancer Number of Americans …

Holding Hands, a Russian Extreme Sport

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While we’re making slow but steady progress on several queer rights fronts it’s important not to forget that there’s a lot of catching up to do in some places. Achievements like marriage equality, anti-bullying laws and out celebrities have helped to normalise the view on the queer aspects of sexuality & gender in many countries. In these places kids grow …