Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 1)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Nepal earthquake on social media

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Louis Michel: 'Europe is not guilty' of Africa's failings

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Italy's Europe minister: 'Bold measures' needed to dismantle human trafficking

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Blur, Martin Gore and Moriarty

Read more

FOCUS

France steps up cyber defence in wake of attacks

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era as Volkswagen's Piech resigns

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Police beat kids in Guinea, and militias dynamite homes in Iraq

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)