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Horrible! Russia's Second Largest City Approves Anti-LGBT Bill!

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This MUST be stopped before it's signed into law!!!!!!

Yesterday, Russia's second largest city Saint Petersburg approved a bill that will "impose fines of up to $16,700 for the 'promotion of homosexuality.'" Disgusting.

To give you an idea of just HOW horrific this bill is, here's how it's being described in a press release by AllOut.org:

The bill—if signed in to law by St. Petersburg’s Mayor—will criminalize reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything related to gay, lesbian bi or trans people, and will make illegal almost all activity related to defending or promoting LGBT equality. Pride parades, literature, or NGOs that openly serve LGBT people will be wiped out, or pushed underground.

AllOut.org made a massive international call-in campaign in an effort to stop this, but unfortunately it was to no avail. Not only that, but several LGBT rights activists were arrested outside St. Petersburg's parliament building while protesting.

More on the bill from AllOut.org's Executive Director Andre Banks:

"This bill, which would violate Russia's own constitution as well as any number of international treaties, is an outrageous attack on the freedom of expression for all Russians - straight and gay. It must not be allowed to stand."

"Last year, 250,000 All Out members around the world raised their voices and stood in solidarity with the brave men and women in Russia, who refused to be used as a political scapegoats and forced into the shadows. Today we will make certain that phones across the world are ringing off the hook—and that the voices demanding equality are louder than those of bigotry and hate."

In a further effort to fight this bill, AllOut.org members have planned an "international day of action in solidarity with LGBT-activists and allies in Russia" for today. There will also be more rallies and demonstrations in St. Petersburg.

We are saddened and disturbed by this, and we truly hope that this bill does NOT get signed into law.

CLICK HERE to stand up against discrimination and hate in Russia.

[Image via AllOut.org.]

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14 comments to “Horrible! Russia's Second Largest City Approves Anti-LGBT Bill!”

  1. 1

    How Awfull that someone wants to stop the planting of seeds in the minds of young children that goes agianst human nature! If you want to be gay or or or it is fine, but I agree the PROMOTION thereof is not on… young children who is still finding themselves should not be exposed to something that goes against what we were created for… if they should find or discover that on their own that they like the same sex or or then good for them…

  2. 2

    Re: DEFAULT GREEN – To be honest, I'm not sure if you're using satire to prove a point or if you're actually serious. I can't imagine a logical adult would ever think what you just wrote. For the sake of argument, I'm going to go against my better judgement and assume that you are completely serious and just bat-shit crazy.

    It scares me that people like you vote.

    Do you really think this is good for the LGBT youth of the world? We need more acceptance and information out there, not less of it! Can you imagine growing up gay and have your own government punish people for talking about it? These are scared, confused, and fragile children who just want to know that they can live a happy life, despite the best efforts of people like you. You could argue that planting seeds of religion in children's minds goes against nature. Homosexuality occurs in nature all the time, whereas religion doesn't.

    Seriously, where do you people come from and how many of you are there? I live in the middle of Texas and I have never seen someone so completely unaware of their delusion. Again, if you were joking, I apologize.

  3. 3

    Guess no Perez Night Out in St. Pete!!!

  4. 4

    It's Russia, what do you expect?

  5. 5


    Are YOU just here exploring your sexuality? i won't tell, the hard on in your pants might give you away to others.

  6. 6

    How much longer are people going to allow religion to do the thinking for them? It's a basic human right to love who the hell you want freely without neanderthals who cling to religious ideals ( they themselves don't live up to on a daily bases) deciding they don't want gays to have the same rights that they do. People are taught to hate gays , an the reality is it has no impact what so ever on their personal lives, so what the hell . To many people are incapably of critical thinking cause if they were they would quickly realize they have nothing to fear from GLBT people , an when you hold any group back we all suffer. Shame on Saint Petersberg , an shame on those who senselessly hold any group of people back, it's a clear indication of their own self loathing,

  7. 7

    I hope they change the name of the city too.

  8. 8

    thank god russia is taking a stand against homosexuals before they ruin their society like the did america

  9. 9

    Re: DEFAULT GREEN – I'm with ya on this one. Unfortunately, they're in Russia, but it's refreshing to see that somewhere humanity has common sense. Enough with the queers - it's contrary to nature and should not be accepted as normal.

  10. Seto says – reply to this


    Re: MarioMonjack – Tell me did homosexuals (same-sex marriage) ruin Canada, Argentina, Belgium, The Netherlands and other places that have legalised same-sex marriage as well? Heck lets blame homosexuals for global warming, the common flu, gang-violence and the reason why you are so god-damn idiotic. Oh wait - sry - I think that last one is all you, my apologies…

  11. 11

    you are a fucking idiot, and allout.org is worse. fuck you and fuck them

  12. 12

    Good for Russia. We need legislation like this in the US.

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    This will be temporary. Swimming against individual rights and the tides of change can only bring more unrest and insurrection for them. They'll get there, just not yet. In the meantime, there will be a boatload of fines and groups ralllying together in unity to fight this unilateral proposal.

  14. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: MarioMonjack – So, you're saying that the people in the financial sectors are all gay?