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Yikes: Russia Bans International LGBTQ+ Movement As ‘Extremist’

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The Russian Supreme Court has banned the “international LGBT public movement” as an extremist organization, despite the fact that the alleged movement has no organizational structure, leaders, or members.

The ban could have far-reaching implications for LGBTQ+ people in Russia, allowing authorities to prosecute LGBTQ+ organizations and individuals.

The ban is a form of legal obscurantism often used by President Vladimir Putin’s regime. (Trending: Greta Thunberg Caught on Video Going Full Anti-Semite)

“The trial of all of us is taking place without us,” said One Russian LGBTQ+ Telegram channel, Guys+.

The group criticized the decision as an “attempt by the state to humiliate LGBTQ+ people and recognize them as second-class citizens.”

The ban comes after two previous repressive Russian laws against LGBTQ+ people and is part of Putin’s regressive agenda of “traditional” values.

The legal implications of the ruling are unclear, and LGBTQ+ organizations are advising people to protect themselves and consider fleeing the country.

Renat Davletgildeev, an LGBTQ+ activist, called the ruling “absurd, extrajudicial, illegal.”

“But this is not the reality in which we exist,” he said. “I can’t fit it in my mind.”

“The illegality of this whole process was observed from the first days,” Davletgildeev said. “We sent both individuals and legal entities a petition to the Supreme Court asking to be made interested parties. We have all been denied.”

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