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Russia: ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Endangers Children

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Expand Russian blogger, Zhenya Svetski, wearing a rainbow scarf in Moscow, December 2018.  © 2018 Dmitry Belyakov for Human Rights Watch (New York) – Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is having a negative impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 2013 law exacerbated the hostility LGBT people in Russia have long suffered, and also stifled access to LGBT-inclusive education and support services, with harmful consequences for children. The 92-page report, “No Support: Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Imperils LGBT Youth,”…

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