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As some of you may have noticed, there's been some posts going on on my facebook and twitter account.
A initiative was born about a week ago in Vienna called #PUTINMYASS


as the name says - stands for a movement to raise awareness AGAINST the ANTI-GAY Paragraph signed by the russian government.

It is now forbidden by law (also punishable by law) that Lesbian or Gay propaganda may be shown in public or elsewhere. 

This  bill that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. 

How it passed is nearly as notable as what it contains: 
By a vote of 436-0(oh wait didn't the election of Putin had kinda the same scheme of votes - WAKE UP WORLD!) with a single abstention.

The bill bans the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and makes holding gay pride rallies a crime punishable with a $156 fine
The bill still passed by the upper house and signed into law by Vladimir Putin, but the AP reports that both are expected to happen. 

you should know:

  • Before the vote, gay-rights activists attempted to hold a "kissing rally" outside parliament in central Moscow. What they got for their troubles: pelted with rotten eggs and homophobic slurs by some 200 anti-gay protestors who yelled "Russia is not Sodom." Most of the two dozen protesters who were detained were gay-rights activists.
  • Reuters notes that the bill would essentially nationalize what is already law in a number of cities, among them St. Petersburg.
  • It wasn't the only bill that passed in a landslide yesterday: Legislation that makes offending religious feelings a crime punishable by up to three years in prison sailed through the State Duma 308-2. It was introduced on the heels of the Pussy Riot conviction.
  • Demonstrations against this law where held in Vienna/Austrian during GAY PRIDE WEEKEND and Berlin during the CSD

(me infront of the russian embassy in Vienna)

what can you do?
  • you can support the movement #putinmyass
  • take a picture of you and the slogan (see below)
  • post if on instagram/twitter/facebook (LIKE page click HERE )


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