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Anti-gay social media group in Russia offers reward for outing LGBT teachers

Saturday, December 7, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — A new anti-gay group has emerged on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte (vk.com) offering rewards for reporting “confirmed” information on gay school teachers, reports Queer Russia.

Demonstrators protest Russia's anti-gay laws.

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Demonstrators protest Russia’s anti-gay laws.

The group aims to stop “gay propaganda to minors” in schools and by working with local authorities to have gay teachers fired, according to an announcement on the group’s vk.com page.

The announcement claims that such open information can be “threatening to psyche and mind of children who may be around such people”.

The group claims to have connections with the Russian authorities in order to perform dismissals “without any bullying, homophobia or calls to violence”, but still enforcing the “gay propaganda to minors ban law”.

The group calls to have “common sense and protect morality of underage children” and promises to send money to informers in 2-3 weeks once the information sent is “confirmed.”

The group is encouraging citizens to collect and send in any public information about LGBT teachers who are “explicitly or implicitly” open about their own sexual orientation on the internet, and to their students.

It is offering rewards equivalent to about $150 USD.

Russian anti-gay extremists have also been targeting LGBT youth for bullying and assault by creating fake social media profiles and gay personals to attract unsuspecting victims.

Members of the groups use the profiles to lure victims to meeting places, where they are then harassed, brutally beaten, humiliated and forced to perform sexual acts with inanimate objects.

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  1. More like Nazi Germany every day!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:40pm
  2. boycott the olympics i say

    Replied on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:14pm
  3. Modern Germany isn't any better believe me..

    Replied on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:45pm
  4. Putin so mimics our good old Republican Leaders!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:40pm
  5. Witch hunt. Next they will be rounded and put in concentration camps like Hitler did during WWII. I hope they flee to other counties now that the US and International Court have ruled being a gay Russia is good enough to seek asylum. Sad.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:44pm
  6. And, this very well could happen. Russia is a failed nation, a cesspool of reactionary politics because it is so corrupt and mismanaged. Putin and the ROC are exploiting the Russian people's natural tendency to reaction to the extreme. Russia's history has always been one of looking for the scapegoat instead of looking hard within and blaming themselves.

    Replied on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:04pm
  7. Hitler enclosed us gays in concentration camps well before the Second Word War, it went on almost throughout the 1930s.

    Replied on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:30pm
  8. this is what the right wing wants, whether in 1861 South Carolina, 1933 Germany, or 2013 Russia. They want to forbid LGBTQIA people from EXISTING.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:47pm
  9. Which is unreliastic because there will always be LGBT people in all countries.

    Replied on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:51pm
  10. we all know how the 2nd of the 3 examples I listed sought to address that and it wasn't pretty.

    Replied on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:52pm
  11. neither was th American Civil War..

    Replied on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:09pm
  12. if these people want the right to protest then they need to learn it works both ways / they will be the next to be protested against or prosecuted /idiots no brain cells / oe signs of intelligence

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:47pm
  13. It’s a witch hunt!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:48pm
  14. Republican Tea Party would love fir this to happen in the US!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:49pm
  15. Steven we’ve always existed and always will! One day russia will see this law is ridiculous!
    -out n proud-

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:49pm
  16. Jimmy it is happening here in the United States! Look at the republican war on woman, gays, the middle class etc!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:51pm
  17. Makes ne sick to ny stomach

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:53pm
  18. What is good in the prejudis to homo or anything? I dont understanding! Im gay!And. So….?

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:59pm
  19. What the h*** !!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:07pm
  20. I see a mass exodus in th near future

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:07pm
  21. Where is the ONU?????????

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:10pm
  22. Russia might not be that friendly but it has breath taking building according to from what I see on tv.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:18pm
  23. I’m ashamed to be from this fucked up place! Disgusting!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:29pm
  24. How can they do this , very sad of them

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:32pm
  25. Mr. Macho is probably a closet homosexual and can’t handle it so he does what all small minded people do and try to destroy what he doesn’t understand

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:36pm
  26. This pic of Putin needs something such as big bangle earrings and a set of cultured pearls. Oh and a pill box hat.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:42pm
  27. terrible!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:50pm
  28. Sexual orientation has no effect on what they teach.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:15pm
  29. OUT the BASTARDS!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:24pm
  30. What is wrong with people ?

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:30pm
  31. Thats not cool at all. A witch hunt for our own people in a country that it can cost them what little freedom they have left or worse cost them their lives. A reward to out lgbt of anyone is not cool or anything to be fucking proud if. This is embarrassing.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:46pm
  32. I found the Regean quote! now is when I do wish we had regeen. He has the balls that Obama has several times lacked to just go before the world and say, as openly as Regean did: “You are an idiot and and shitty excuse for a human being, and I will snure your fall. “

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:56pm
  33. While I’m not a person who encourages violence, I would make an exception for this. I think the people who make up this anti-gay social media should be shot. They are trying to harm innocent people. With purpose and malice. They are of no value on this planet. What a disgusting breed.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:56pm
  34. So brave, hope they don’t end up in prison too.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:02pm
  35. I HATE RUSSIA!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:05pm
  36. I’m single if there are any hot single Russians who want to come to U.S.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:16pm
  37. Sounds like the KBG…some things never change!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:22pm
  38. I just love that poster of Putin in makeup.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:34pm
  39. what !!! :(

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:53pm
  40. First they came for…..

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:21pm
  41. EU countries should start creating more solar farms and encourage people to increase the use of solar panels, build more Eco building with good insulation to stop the dependency of gas from that country. In the meantime the best way to boycott the games is to boycott the international sponsors of that winter game.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:09pm
  42. sad world…

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:18pm
  43. Peons.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:30pm
  44. Time to start out haters in Russia?

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:31pm
  45. Let’s offer a reward for outing HOMOPHOBES!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:35pm
  46. Yes,let's!

    Replied on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:40pm
  47. Odious!

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:14am
  48. pooty so pretty.

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:41am
  49. Fight back LGBT’s! If they’ll kill you for no reason, take 10 if them with you

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:44am
  50. wish no one would say that !!!reminds me of a man who prosecuted men at Hollywood!

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:52am
  51. Foul and stomach turning.

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:36am
  52. What a disgusting group and Administration

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:41am
  53. ‘Tear down this law’–I have to be critical of a slogan that comes from a president who was not for equal marriage or made any progress on LGBTQ issues, particularly AIDS, which he could have done something really significant about. Otherwise, I completely am in solidarity with Ukrainian democratic protesters, always!

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 5:28am
  54. Screw the haters, I wish God would have hateful people implode …. The world would be a much better place without them …

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 5:34am
  55. So damn sad…. it goes from worse to worse daily. …

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 5:35am
  56. Follow latest updates on LGBT situation in Russia at http://facebook.com/queerussia

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 6:15am
  57. This sounds like American conservatives who spew their rhetoric in the media…Many radical conservative right wing groups in America would love to institute actions similar to this in our society through their hate organizations….This is not another news story just affecting Russia anymore…We must counter this hate by using all resources and influence available both within and without the LGBTQ community …We must stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community in Russia…They need the support at this juncture in their history…This story could break in any country around the world right now…Including America….It is time to get serious with our actions of support for everyone in the LGBTQ community.

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 6:50am
  58. but they wouldn’t be able to seek asylum in Australia

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 9:21am
  59. I just wish someone would hold him down and sh*t in his nasty mouth. That’s what I wish.

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:11am
  60. Boycott everything Russian!

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 1:16pm
  61. omg speechless ! :-) !!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:20pm
  62. this is ridiculous, now reward what is next concentration camps ….put down this law is Russia stupid what kind the president Russia have with no education and studpidy

    Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:46pm