In an op-ed for the New York Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined his opposition to a United States strike against Syria that, in the end, rang hypocritical.
In the midst of advocating for peaceful dialogue, President Putin seemingly shrugs off – or is entirely blind to – the inequality and violence the relegated Russian LGBT community currently endures.
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The eyes of the world will be on Russia during the Olympics, providing our best opportunity yet to pressure the Russian government to get rid of their anti-LGBT laws. Stand up in solidarity with LGBT Russians.
On June 11th, Russia's parliament passed a bill that bans "gay propaganda" nationwide. The new law establishes steep fines for anyone daring to equate the value of same-sex relationships between consenting adults with relationships between individuals of the opposite sex. A week later, they passed a bill that outlaws the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples. The 2014…
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