"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.