Russia Bans ‘LGBT’ Movement

3 months ago
Russia Bans , ‘LGBT’ Movement.
On Nov. 30, Russia's Supreme Court deemed the "international LGBT public movement" to be an
extremist organization, BBC News reports.
LGBT activities were
banned throughout Russia.
The closed-door hearing did not host anyone
from "the defendant's side," the court said.
Vitaly Milonov, an MP from the ruling party,
United Russia, said that the ban was "not about
sexual minorities or the private life of individuals.".
It's more about the political agenda
proclaimed by this LGBT international
movement. They have their own tasks,
their own goals. They act as a political force,
a political structure and the goals of this
structure contravene the Russian Constitution, Vitaly Milonov, an MP from the
ruling party, United Russia, via BBC News.
The BBC's Steve Rosenberg responded by
saying, "But there isn't a movement called
the 'International LGBT public movement.'
How can you ban something that doesn't exist?".
Oh, it's easy. We can ban any activities from LGBT international organizations here in Russia.
That's nice. We don't need them, Vitaly Milonov, an MP from the
ruling party, United Russia, via BBC News.
LGBTQ advocates in Russia fear that the new
ruling will result in mass arrests and prosecutions.
This is real repression. There is panic in
Russia's LGBT community. People are
emigrating urgently. The actual word
we're using is evacuation. We're having to
evacuate from our own country. It's terrible. , Sergei Troshin, a municipal deputy in St. Petersburg
who came out as gay last year, via statement.
I think [the court hearing] is linked
to the presidential election next
March. [The authorities] are
creating an artificial enemy, Sergei Troshin, a municipal deputy in St. Petersburg
who came out as gay last year, via statement.
President Vladimir Putin, a staunch supporter
of "traditional values" in opposition of the
West, is expected to soon announce that he
will run for another six-year term in March.
President Vladimir Putin, a staunch supporter
of "traditional values" in opposition of the
West, is expected to soon announce that he
will run for another six-year term in March

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