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Monday, February 3, 2014

Teenage Girl Comes Out to Her Classmates...

Posted by on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

...and is prosecuted and found guilty:

According to several media sources, Russian Juvenile Court in the city of Bryansk found a 9th grade school girl guilty of violating Putin’s anti-gay laws by publicly admitting her sexual identity in front of her school mates. This is the first incident of applying such law to minors. The girl identity is not revealed by the journalists to protect her privacy, however, 9th grade students are typically between 14-16 years old. The local Russian Juvenile Court was unable to open a criminal investigation case, however, they put the “offender” on their registry list along with other juvenile offenders.... Russian LGBT news portal Lesbiru.com reported that the 9th grader ended up in the hospital recently with a severe head injury allegedly as a result of the homophobic attack from the victim’s father.

 

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rob! 1
Have you posted/tweeted anything yet about Lambda Legal's taking up the case of transgender widow Robina Asti? It kind of takes up where the Windsor case leaves off.

http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20140129…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdiD78cZA…
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on February 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM · Report this
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Boycott Sochi.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on February 3, 2014 at 2:04 PM · Report this
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The 9th grader suffered a "homophobic attack from the victim’s father."

Who was the "victim"?
Posted by fubar on February 3, 2014 at 2:07 PM · Report this
dnt trust me 4
Hanoumatoi, I normally hate people telling me what to do, but you do it with such brief elegance. Yes Master, I will obey you.
Posted by dnt trust me on February 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM · Report this
fletc3her 5
Everything about this law is terrible. Fuck the Olympics and all their sponsors for aiding and abetting this abuse.
Posted by fletc3her on February 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM · Report this
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The girl was attacked by her own father after the juvenile authorities outed her. If the Russian sources I read are correct, she wasn't out at school or at home, but she came to their attention because she posted about her orientation and LGBT issues on VK (Russian Facebook.)
Posted by asjuha on February 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM · Report this
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Yeah, that law really protects the kids so well. It sure worked for her. I would sure love it if somebody could expose Putin as a closet gay. Seems like the only fair and just outcome of this putrid law.
Posted by SeattleKim on February 3, 2014 at 2:23 PM · Report this
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It could just be bad wording but I'm assuming it was the girl's father. Fuck the Olympics indeed, I won't be watching. I love how my local news station and NBC are pretty much ignoring the situation over there.
Posted by arachnar on February 3, 2014 at 2:24 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 9
I don't think I can bring myself to watch these games. It would be like tuning into the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
Posted by Gern Blanston on February 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM · Report this
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For the record, I don't begrudge the amateurs who go to Sochi their exposure. I do think that professional hockey players should skip it, but for speedskaters, biathletes, and especially female ski jumpers, this is the chance of a lifetime. That said, I hereby pledge not to watch a minute of the Olympics in any manner which can enrich those not participating.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on February 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM · Report this
Rotten666 11
So what's the realpolitik for this law? Putin cozying up to the orth. church to shore up his popular support with Ivan Sixpack?

Or are these guys just a bunch of assholes?
Posted by Rotten666 on February 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM · Report this
aliencoffebandit 12
@11 both. there's also a case to be made that Putin is a closet case. and maybe thinks about the kids a little too much
Posted by aliencoffebandit on February 3, 2014 at 3:22 PM · Report this
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11,

More a case of the Russian Orth. Church cozying up to Putin. The Church was purged long ago of the truly faithful clergy and replaced with those who would follow the Party line. Seminaries were turned into indoctrination centers for Communist ideology. The Russian people cling to the Church so what better way to control the people than to control the Church? Putin is a KGB man and he knows the value of the Church to rally support to him. Hence the anti-gay laws and the support of the Church, which has turned around the decline in Putin's poll numbers.

Boycott the media and boycott the sponsors. Boycott Coca-Cola and McDonalds and Sony. Sign the petitions, go to sponsor websites and tell them to stop profiting from hate. Tell people about the beatings in Russia and show them the videos posted on social media. We cannot stop the Sochi Games but we can make the truth known about what Russia is doing and how the Olympics are being used to put a happy face on persecution.
Posted by I'dLikeToBuyTheWorldSomeHope on February 3, 2014 at 3:23 PM · Report this
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I'm not clear on whom they mean by "victim."
Posted by DRF on February 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM · Report this
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Won't be watching or buying any Olympic stuff.
Posted by longwayhome on February 3, 2014 at 7:36 PM · Report this
LEE. 16
@9

you mean the Games where Jesse Owens, an African American, trounced Germany and made the concept of the Aryan Superman look foolish? yeah, God forbid...
Posted by LEE. on February 3, 2014 at 7:54 PM · Report this
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And the official document about the offense also says, "because she didn't sexually assault her classmates, no criminal proceedings shall be opened." The news reports I read though conveniently don't mention the hospital part.
Posted by puddles on February 3, 2014 at 8:10 PM · Report this
Helenka (also a Canuck) 18
I'm wondering whether the authorities will focus on pressuring her to reveal who or what so-called propaganda turned her gay. After all, it's not as if she came by the orientation naturally. Sigh.
Posted by Helenka (also a Canuck) on February 3, 2014 at 8:10 PM · Report this
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I knew that Putin was an ass, but I didn't realize that his conceited and grimy fingers could get around the kids MY AGE in Russia. I came out as my New Year's resolution this past January in my relatively safe environment as a 9th grade student going to a public school in LA. Now I think I know exactly how lucky I am. This shouldn't be tolerated and I think that the American government (you know, the one that's "OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE"?) should step in to the situation by stepping out of the Olympics this year. Under the intolerant rule of the despot Vladimir Putin, CHILDREN are being persecuted against for the IDEALS we have in the US: Self expression, freedom, justice, and liberty. NOT by any means simply PHYSICAL freedoms such as being able to own property, but also EMOTIONAL freedoms such as being able to love whomever you love. Is this really THAT DIFFICULT to understand? Maybe for our best shirtless-horse-riding friend Vlantirights Poontang, but for the other 6,999,999,999 of us? I feel that we should take diplomatic action against this anti-love government which is a world power and (especially under the rule of Mr. Poontang) capable of, and has already, ruined the lives of a sizable population of people. What was that number on a recent Lovecast? 5% of the human population? By my calculations, that means that Vlantirights Poontang is against about 350 million people in the world. That is almost the amount of PEOPLE IN THE F***ING USA! So, back to my original point, this should not be tolerated and we should pull our potential Olympians out of the homophobic hell that is Russia.
Posted by FriendlyNeighborhoodGuy on February 3, 2014 at 9:58 PM · Report this
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Es ist eine Schweinerei von Putin und den USA wie Homosexuelle Menschen behandelt werden.Die Winterspiele hätten auf keinen Fall in Russland statt finden dürfen.Die Politiker sind alles unfähige Schleimer,besonders diese Angela Merkel.Dieser Putin ist das letzte was es gibt,ein scheinheiliges Schwein.
Posted by glio on February 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM · Report this

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