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FIFA 17 rainbow uniform causes outrage, may break Russian law

FIFA 17 rainbow uniform causes outrage, may break Russian law

A rainbow striped outfit in the latest FIFA video game has caused outrage online with anti-LGBT gamers and even the Russian government. The rainbow kit which was available as optional downloadable content in FIFA 17 is part of the UK Premier League’s Rainbow Laces campaign, an LGBTIQ+ inclusivity initiative in conjunction with LGBTI rights group Stonewall that […]

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New Calvin Klein ad garners ‘gay propaganda’ complaints in Russia

New Calvin Klein ad garners ‘gay propaganda’ complaints in Russia

A new ad campaign from Calvin Klein has been reported to Russian authorities for potentially breaking the countries ‘gay propaganda’ laws. The law, introduced in 2013, was passed by Russian lawmakers “for the purpose of protecting children from information advocating for a denial of traditional family values.” Russian publication 29 reports that a complaint was […]

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St. Petersburg Repeals ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

St. Petersburg Repeals ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, has repealed the controversial ‘gay propaganda’ law. The city’s lawmakers decide to repeal the local measure as it a federal ban of “homosexual propaganda” is in place in all of Russia. The city was among the first to introduce anti-gay laws, doing so in 2012. Vitaly Milonov, who was co-sponsor […]

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‘Gay Propaganda’ Shares LGBT Stories in Russia

‘Gay Propaganda’ Shares LGBT Stories in Russia

Under Russia’s controversial and widely criticized ‘gay propaganda’ laws, the consequences LGBT people for sharing their stories can include legal and physical threats. Consequently, the romantic or even mundane stories of Russia’s gay people remain unheard. It was this that inspired Masha Geesen and Joseph Huff-Hannon to edit ‘Gay Propaganda’, a book that includes love […]

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