Putin’s Anti-gay law causes shocking “Beware of Homosexuals” Notice

 Putin’s Anti-gay law provides impetus for building to post shocking notice

By Melanie Nathan, August 26, 2013.

Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 8.54.25 PMFor those of you who believe the Putin lies, that LGBTI people are safe, can be left alone entitled to privacy, and are not persecuted in Russia under his new law, here is a shocking example. This notice posted by the administrator of a building illustrates that the so called “anti-propaganda” laws have led to widespread persecution of gays.

As I have said before, the onerous legislation, signed into law by Putin this past June, is subject to a very wide definition and places LGBT Russians and visitors in great danger.

It emboldens the general populace to hate gays, it provides the impetus for witch hunts and provides this very license for persecution.

RUSSIAN TENANT NOTICE: Discriminating and Persecuting Gays

RUSSIAN TENANT NOTICE: Discriminating and Persecuting Gays

This announcement was placed in one of the buildings in the city named Rostov-on-Don,  a port city and the administrative center of Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia.

Goldfinch, an LGBT activst who reports from Russia exclusively for OBLOGDEE, has reported on this notice and provided the following translation:

Dear Residents,

 According to our observation of your building,  during 1-2 quarter of 2013, in your building we discovered persons who are queer (gay, lesbian and etc…). At the moment  these people are in the process of explanatory work.

We ask you to show vigilance towards people who are doing propaganda of homosexualism.

Please note, that propaganda of non-traditional relationship by such people can be determined non only directly, for example describing the advantage of living as a homosexual, offering you or members of your family to have sexual relationship with you; not only by unusual style of dressing or unnatural behavior but also propaganda can be started little by little, holding homosexual propaganda in house for several years.

Please remember, that homosexual can be dressed quite simply, he looks like you, he can be nice in communication and you can even know him. Remember that homosexual doesn’t know the age limit and a person who does homosexual propaganda can be a person who just graduated from school or an old man.

Increase your vigilance when you talk with your neighbors, when you are checking your mail and in elevators. You can easily become a target of homosexual propaganda and there is a one step from being homosexual and to start propaganda of homosexualism  and molesting decent people.

If you become suspicious of one of your neighbors who does homosexual propaganda, immediately inform internal affairs bodies, local police officer or by phones: 02 or 240 60 30.

Administration.

RUSSIAN TENANT NOTICE: Discriminating and Persecuting Gays

RUSSIAN TENANT NOTICE: Discriminating and Persecuting Gays

You will note that the notice refers directly to the anti-propaganda law and the “administrator” is providing the impetus to for vigilante’s to physically hurt gays. A problem which has become endemic in Russia. This is exactly how the laws started in Nazi Germany, against the Jews. At first the discriminatory law seemed excusable by those who tried to justify them, because they touted as insignificant and couched in lies based on the idea of  feigning the protection of people. And then they became increasingly worse.  Did we not say “never again?” And are we really going to repeat history by showing up for the Olympics in Sochi 2014?

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16 Comments on “Putin’s Anti-gay law causes shocking “Beware of Homosexuals” Notice”

  1. jerbearinsantafe August 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM #

    Reblogged this on JerBear's Queer News, Views & Memories and commented:
    Yikes! Homophobia is On the march across Russia – the opposite of our fine state where equality is on the march.

  2. Julita Martinez August 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM #

    You are unbelievably gullible. (Or not?) I just found this article in the official newspaper. The press service of the municipality officially announced that the city administration has nothing to do with these flyers. Police are investigating the incident. They assume it could be a provocation in the upcoming elections of the city mayor. Comments under this article in Russian newspaper are extremely negative towards those distributing flyers.

    • Melanie Nathan August 27, 2013 at 10:49 PM #

      The point is the NOTICE was there and refers to the REAL anti-proganda law. Of course they are going to lie and defend themselves. Who is going to admit this? And even if it is a mere political weapon, as you suggest, that is equally bad. It matter NOT who put it up. The point is people read it. The point is it refers to a real law. The point is it is disgusting and can hurt people.

  3. Julita Martinez August 27, 2013 at 10:12 PM #

    Sorry for bugging you again :) I wish you would not link to this one from the previous conversation thread, I would already be sleeping :) Trying to depart again, second attempt.

  4. jack August 28, 2013 at 1:36 AM #

    According to our observation of your building, during 1-2 quarter of 2013, in your building we discovered persons who are PUTIN (hugly, stupid, idiot, shit and etc…). At the moment these people are in the process of explanatory work.

    We ask you to show vigilance towards people who are doing propaganda of putinism.

    Please note, that propaganda of putin relationship by such people can be determined non only directly, for example describing the advantage of living as a putin-shit, offering you or members of your family to have sexual relationship with you; not only by unusual style of dressing or unnatural behavior but also propaganda can be started little by little, holding putin propaganda in house for several years.

    Please remember, that a idiotic putin can be dressed quite simply, he looks like you, he can be nice in communication and you can even know him. Remember that putinl doesn’t know the age limit and a person who does putin propaganda can be a person who just graduated from school or an old man.

    Increase your vigilance when you talk with your neighbors, when you are checking your mail and in elevators. You can easily become a target of putin propaganda and there is a one step from being putin and to start propaganda of shit-putin and molesting decent people.

    If you become suspicious of one of your neighbors who does putin propaganda, immediately inform internal affairs bodies, local police officer or by phones: 02 or 240 60 30. And make a fart on the phone.. the noisiest you can!

  5. Alfred Verhoeven August 28, 2013 at 3:37 AM #

    OUTRAGEOUS! No other word for it (well, many actually). We HAVE to change this. Our Mayor ( Amsterdam) is calling for an official state complaint at the court in Strasbourg. This has to be taken to a higher level than just blogs and Facebook and even street protests….

  6. Dr. Rex August 28, 2013 at 5:16 AM #

    A shameful day in history ….. the manly man, who loves to have pics taken of him while doing manly things; the man who loves to show his chest off!!! ….. Mmmmm …..
    Does anyone have the same thoughts I have??? Remember …. skeletons in his closet!!
    Reblog: http://hrexach.wordpress.com/

  7. Dr. Rex August 28, 2013 at 5:17 AM #

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    PUTIN …. the manly man!! Loves pics of himself showing off his pecs!! Questions there??? I wonder ….. skeletons in his “closet”???

  8. Marsha in the D August 28, 2013 at 5:29 AM #

    Governments, groups and political parties find fallguys and scapegoats. Then by dividing people the focus becomes the scapegoats and other issues are forgotten.

  9. ManAnother September 1, 2013 at 6:01 AM #

    it looks like you do not understand russian jokes and do not have any sense of humor.
    may be because you do not understand russian and its context. may be you use google translator but it does not give you all reminiscences.

    this paper is merely someone’s joke to show how stupid the law is, it just reminds Stalin’s time when everybody must watch the enemy.

    I just could not believe you really think it is real or that it has anything to do with any kind of homophobia in russia.
    russians are more tolerant as you try to describe here.

    i could not understand the purpose of your blogging if you could not understand what is real or not, and tell people wrong stories.

    • Melanie Nathan September 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM #

      The translation was provided by Goldfinch who is a gay man who is Russian and living in Russia. The notice was real and found on a building. The Jews who were slaughtered in the 1930/40’s were also initially targeted via joking posters and comics and cartoons. No matter how you interpret this – it would not be there BUT FOR THE ANTI_PRPOGANDA law signed by Putin.

      And MAnAnother if you have NOT yet to read what is going on in Russia with VK and the outings – beating and torture of young gay men – whose faces are strewn allover social media – ostracized by their families as a result – perpetrators who are know and yet not arrested ??? then please read it and come back and tell me that the 88% of Russians who agree with the anti-gay laws are loving and tolerant and accepting of gays.

  10. M. Stankovich September 1, 2013 at 11:47 PM #

    Хотя мои сербские лучше, чем мой русский, пожалуйста, объясните мне, “Сатиры” вот так я могу объяснить это г-жа Натана. И мы все должны посмеяться в России терпимости к евреям тоже! И почему, что “скачки” вы пытаетесь продать мне посмотреть, как мул? Мы могли бы быть немым американцев, но вы cannit скрыть очевидное: ненавижу, ненавижу.

    [Although my Serbian is better than my Russian, please, explain to me the “satire” here so I may explain it to Ms. Nathan. And we will all have have a good laugh at the Russian tolerance for Jews also! And why does that “race horse” you are trying to sell me look like a mule? We might be dumb Americans, but you cannit hide the obvious: hate is hate]

  11. Rachel September 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM #

    “Unusual dress or unnatural behaviour” – they think that’s “direct” evidence of propaganda. What do they mean, effeminacy? They interpret the law as saying it’s illegal to be effeminate? It’s always the effeminate men and little boys, whether gay or straight, who suffer the most from homophobia. Especially the ones who aren’t good actors and can’t “butch up” even when they try.

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