Siberia Passes Anti-Gay ‘Propaganda’ Bill

Siberia has joined St. Petersburg as the latest Russian region to pass legislation that prohibits LGBT “propaganda,” any promotion of sexual or gender diversity to minors.¬†Alexander Ilushchenko, who oversees a culture and education committee, claimed the bill was designed to protect kids from being exposed to gay pride parades. In St. Petersburg, activists have organized¬†multiple protests resulting in arrests under the new policy. Moscow is considering a bill that could implement the anti-gay free speech limitation nationwide.