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.)
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. "