Russia intensifies its anti-gay rhetoric when addressing its national audience
Last month, Fondation Émergence launched its "Sochi 2014" campaign to draw public attention to the anti-gay law adopted by Russia. Since the launch, Russia has been trying to reassure the international community, while intensifying its anti-gay rhetoric when addressing its national audience.
For example, state-sponsored television recently broadcast a program loaded with homophobia. In addition, Mr. Pavel Astakhov, ombudsman for children’s rights, said that anyone promoting the rights of single-sex families should be “made outcasts, damned for centuries as destroyers of the family and of human kind.” (Source: Washington Post).
Applicable to individuals, the law also concerns the media and businesses: