Vitaly Milonov, the St. Petersburg lawmaker who authored the
city's “gay propaganda” law, has accused gay people of inciting
violence against straight people.
A similar nationwide law inspired by St. Petersburg's ordinance
and approved in June has provoked worldwide condemnation and calls
for a boycott of the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia.
to AmericaBlog, France 24 journalist Julien Pain confronted
Milonov on Thursday as he attempted to shut down Queer Fest, a
private LGBT pride event in St. Petersburg.
“Can I ask you what you're doing here?” Pain is seen asking
Milonov in a YouTube video.
“It smells worse here,” Milonov answers in English. “We are
looking for European countries officials [who] support those who rape
kids, support sodomites. I think, would be nice for Dutch people to
know that the representative from the Dutch government is supporting
those who are against Christians. He fights Christian church.”
“There is so much violence going on against gay people now,”
“Oh no no no, it's a fake, it's a fake information,” Milonov
responded. “No no no, it's a foolish story. Not true. It's not
true. It's not true. I think much violence goes from gay people to
straight people. Much more violence.”
“You think there's no violence against gays?”
“No,” Milonov answered. (The video is embedded on this page.
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