Russia’s Bad Weekend for Gay Rights

Please take a moment to be thankful that no matter how difficult the struggle feels for those of us in the US, we don’t live in Russia. I hope somehow things change for them. 😦

As the U.S. celebrated the intersection of Pride parades and two landmark Supreme Court decisions, Russia spent the weekend moving even closer to the Worst Timeline for gay rights there. On Saturday, police arrested dozens of protesters after anti-gay rights activists attacked about 100 pro-gay rights demonstrators. And today, President Putin signed a new law that criminalizes homosexual “propaganda” aimed at minors.

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