Prohibited the Law of gravity
The first law prohibiting homosexual behavior in Russia was enacted, so late when compared to Western Europe, by Tsar Peter the Great in 1716 to prohibit only voluntary anal sex between men in the army, which indicates extension and admiration for couples of soldiers and their fraternity in Russian society of the time.
Up to date, homosexual behavior was visible and accepted despite the arrival Christian current expansion of the Byzantine Empire centuries ago. Even Peter the Great, and Ivan the Terrible and his father, the Great Prince Basil III maintained known homosexual relationships, of which Tolstoy spoke in his books. From then until 1993, the year in which Boris Yeltsin legalized homosexuality, the legal situation in Russia has moved from little progress and many setbacks, according to the needs of their governments, and he has transformed Russian society in one of the most homophobic in the world. Gays and Lesbians have been systematically murdered, arrested and imprisoned. The russian word Petuh (Petuh. Gay Slang, Russia) refers to the lowest caste of prisoners is proof of that.
In 2006, when the first LGBT Pride in Moscow, Russian authorities banned its celebration, just as for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, but tired of banning so much decided its ban for 100 years. Over the years, legislative initiatives against what they call "homosexual propaganda" have expanded and diversified by the Russian Federation and other countries in the region, according GayRussia.ru activities, organization for the defense of the rights of LGBT people headed by journalist and lawyer Nikolai Alekseev, have been rising and have reached global resonance.
With the ban on "homosexual propaganda" until year 2112, it seems that the Russian authorities prefer hidden fuck. Not known, not notice, not talk. Does it ring a bell?
Prohibiting Homosexuality is like trying to ban the Law of gravity. Therefore they can get habituate. Russia, like other countries, can only decide between advancing or being roll up by this unstoppable wave.
Moscas de Colores wants to express its firm and loving support Russian LGBT community and its leader Nikolai Alekseev devoting half of the profits of this new illustration, to celebrate LGBT pride of the year 2112, to GayRussia.ru activities for LGBT rights in Russia.
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