V ladimir Putin is out and proud — as a homophobe, that is. He recently announced that gay people would not be subjected to harassment during the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi , they can feel "calm and relaxed", so long as they " leave children alone , please". Putin said that, while Russia did not have a ban on "non-traditional sexual relationships", they had a ban on "the propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia". Putin wanted to make that clear.
Is Vladimir Putin gay or straight?
Russia's Vladimir Putin 'is gay' claims controversial new biography | Daily Mail Online
To the long list of Russians whom President Vladimir Putin is persecuting, add gay people and those who support gay rights. Along with political dissidents, journalists and billionaire businessmen, they are increasingly the focus of repellent laws and repressive practices that could send them, and anyone who dares defend them, to jail. But Mr. Putin and his government have taken that to a new level by legitimizing the hatemongering in legislation. Earlier this month, he signed a law banning the adoption of Russian-born children to gay couples and to any couple or single parent living in any country where marriage equality exists. Last month, Mr.
Russia Bans Image 'Hinting' That Putin Is Gay
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested his mastery of judo would come in handy if a gay man made a move on him in the shower, while defending his government's declining record on LGBT rights. Putin spoke to U. During the interview , yet to be broadcast in full, Putin shares a handful of insights into his views on war and the unhappiness of women. Read More: Is Russia a threat? The Kremlin wants Trump to weigh in, not Mike Pence.
Putin has proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in what political analysts suggest is an effort to raise turnout for a constitutional referendum that could keep him in power but has so far stirred little enthusiasm among Russians. Polls have suggested low turnout and little enthusiasm among Russians for the referendum planned next month. But most of the proposed changes were so deep in the legal weeds that even experts were left guessing how they would work, or why they were needed.