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Russian bill against "gay propaganda"

Link in text below for a petition against said bill.
Italics Copy + pasted from nana-51 at deviantART.  

(YES, it's "only" a bill to reinforce an existing law. YES, it's "only" St Petersburg. NO, I don't have every fact about this. But in practice a bill like this assumes - among other things - that kids can't be gay /bi /transgender and needing access to positive images of it.)

"EDIT: Okay guys, apparently this law only concerns St Petersburg, and not all of Russia. More info here=> http://lezgetreal.com/2011/11/st-petersburg-russia-con... It doesn't make it less horrible, but it is a small relief. /EDIT

I'm going to make a shout on something very important happening right now:
"In 48 hours, political leaders in Russia will vote on a law that makes speaking out as a gay, lesbian or trans person ILLEGAL. Because Russia is a large and powerful nation, the international community has stayed silent. If thousands of us raise our voices, they will be forced to speak out and stop this horrific law."
You'll understand why I can't help but post this everywhere in the hope to help in this crucial moment.
Sign the petition here=> http://www.allout.org/en/russia_silenced?akid=374.3711...
It's easy, safe, and takes less than a minute.

It's too surreal for me to imagine such a law taking place. As an artist, it would mean not being able to publish anything, just because I have preferences that might be considered different. I'd feel caged. "
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Added: 7 years, 3 months ago
7 years, 3 months ago
Holy cow, yeah. That's tyranny of the first order. Not to invoke Argumentum ad Hitlerum, but that's Fascism. Literally. That's one of the core tenets of it right there, being unashamedly offered up as a democratic idea. I oppose this as strongly as I could ever oppose anything, and have duly signed.
7 years, 2 months ago
It's definitely shrewd, if nothing else. Well phrased and just ambiguous enough about what "propaganda" is.
7 years, 3 months ago
Consider me to have signed on. This stuff really needs to be stopped.
7 years, 2 months ago
It happens in small steps, but it gets big consequences.

How are you doing btw, Serge? (I'm stressed out /tired, no time for art, but otherwise OK)
7 years, 2 months ago
I've been better, another family member has passed on, and totally killed my writing process for the time being, not to mention I got some new video games to distract me from both writing and sadness.
7 years, 2 months ago
Why don't they just get born in a country that permits everyone all the human freedoms they deserve? You know like ....uh.... um..  .....hmmm.......

Well, I'm out of ideas.  Who else wants to colonize Mars?

There is of course the added repercussion, that people are still going to be bi or gay, regardless of whether or not they have any positive influences.  Which means, if they are suddenly assailed by gangs of misanthropic gay street thugs I'm going to laugh at their stupidity.
7 years, 2 months ago
I'm up for the Mars plan; I hear they have cool bikes.

Repercussion: That's a nice wishful thought, I admit. :B
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