Thursday, January 30, 2014
The First Publication falls Victim to the Russian Anti-Gay Law
Queer Russia reports that the first media outlet has been fined due to the Anti-gay propaganda law.
Editor-in-Chief of the Molodoi Dalnevostochnik newspaper, Alexander Suturin, was fined 50,000 rubles ($1,400 in US money). He wrote an article about a teacher being fired because he was gay. Also, the paper was targeted because of their website's warning label. They allow people above the age of 16 to visit its website. The age of majority in Russia is 18.
Alexander said he would appeal. However, I'm surprised this is the first one. You would think there would be multiple ones... Interesting.