Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

What's the deal with Turkey?

Read more

LIFESTYLES

New road trip

Read more

LIFESTYLES

High-tech in France

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Global warming: A drowning planet

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Christian Kastrop, Director of Policy Studies, OECD

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy's political comeback: Did he ever leave?

Read more

ENCORE!

Weekly Music Show: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's new album

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Revolt in New Caledonia and rebuilding homes in Libya

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

UK coalition split on 'English votes for English laws'

Read more

Europe

In pictures: stars condemn Russia’s ‘anti-gay’ law

© Twitter

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-08-22

Two months after Russia passed legislation to ban “gay propaganda” to minors, the controversial law has far from been forgotten. Celebrities and athletes are finding creative ways to denounce the move and show their support for the LGBT community.

Russia’s new legislation to ban the “spreading of propaganda on non-traditional sexual relations” to minors has provoked a chorus of disapproval from equal rights supporters across the globe. Seen as an attack on the LGBT community by President Vladimir Putin and his government, numerous celebrities and sporting stars have turned out to denounce the law, some of them even calling for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

 

Date created : 2013-08-22

  • RUSSIA

    Russian gold medallist insulted by 'gay kiss' claims

    Read more

  • RUSSIA

    Russia asked to clarify gay law ahead of Sochi Olympics

    Read more

  • Stephen Fry: Putin treats homosexuals like Hitler treated Jews

    Read more

COMMENT(S)