Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov wants
authorities to shut down gay bars.
Milonov, a member of the Legislative
Assembly of Saint Petersburg, introduced and vocally championed the
city's ordinance prohibiting the promotion of “gay propaganda” to
minors. A similar nationwide law widely criticized in the West was
modeled after Milonov's legislation.
Noting bans in Sevastopol, a city in
Crimea, Milonov called on Russian lawmakers to approve even more
stringent laws against gays.
“St. Petersburg and Moscow should
take a cue from Sevastopol and eradicate the experimental practice
of sodomy,” Milonov is quoted as saying by Gay
“We must no longer have gay parades,
gay shows and clubs. All social media pages for homosexuals should
“If the city needs help removing the
evil, then I will certainly help,” added the 40-year-old Milonov.
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