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

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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

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