Russian officials accused a girl in the
ninth grade of violating the nation's law prohibiting the promotion
of “gay propaganda” to minors.
According to The
Moscow Times, the unnamed girl from the Bryansk region was
investigated in November.
The paper quotes the local minors'
commission as saying that the girl “openly declared herself to be a
person of nontraditional sexual orientation” and “disseminated
information aimed at forming a distorted picture among juveniles of
the social equality of traditional and nontraditional sexual
The girl was placed under the
supervision of the local juvenile commission after authorities
decided to drop criminal charges against her, noting that she did not
sexually assault another person.
Russia's anti-gay law has overshadowed
much of the run-up to the Winter Olympics, which opened Friday in