Feb 29, 2012: Lawmakers in Russia just passed a draconian censorship law that would impose stiff fines for anything construed as “the promotion of homosexuality” in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city. Reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything related to gay, lesbian bi or trans (LGBT) people would become a criminal act. This ban on “promotion” would also target Pride parades, literature, theater, or NGOs that openly serve LGBT people.
They’re trying to get 100,000 views on this video in two weeks, so can I get some reblogs up in here?
Share, share and share! I was thinking on going since there are no-visa one-day cruises from Helsinki but the hell I am now.
Please watch and spread the word!
There’s something seriously wrong in this world when we have the ability to use something so seemingly benign, like censorship, to begin step 1 in what will eventually be a “cleansing” against homosexuals. And make no mistake - this “benign censorship” is exactly that.