The Russian law bans giving children any information about homosexuality and is widely thought to have made life harder for gay Russians, who were already battling deep social prejudices. The Disney film Beauty and the Beast fell foul of the law, when a ruling party MP called for the musical to be banned. The second and third applicants had picketed a public library in Arkhangelsk with banners listing famous Russians believed to have been gay. Great people are also sometimes gay; gay people also become great.
Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes Double In Russia Following 'Gay Propaganda' Law
Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes Double In Russia Following 'Gay Propaganda' Law | HuffPost
Many perpetrators openly talk about their crimes as noble deeds. The number of sentences for crimes against LGBT people increased to 65 in from 18 in , the St. Petersburg-based researchers said, drawing on court records and data from judicial watchdog RosPravosudie. Most victims were gay men. Homosexuality in Russia, where the influence of the socially conservative Orthodox Church has grown in recent years, was a criminal offence until and classed as a mental illness until Researchers said the figures are an underestimate as many hate crimes are not reported, investigated or prosecuted. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Russian 'gay propaganda' law ruled discriminatory by European court
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters? Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in July that the United Nations would recognize all same-sex marriages of its staff. But No Strategy.