Russian arts website hits back at anti-gay law
Kitsch images of gay couples kissing in front of St Petersburg's tourist attractions challenge the city's 'homosexual propaganda' law
A Russian arts website has responded to the anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law in St Petersburg by publishing kitsch postcard images of same-sex couples kissing in front of the city’s most picturesque buildings and monuments.
Colta.ru deputy editor Mikhail Ratgauz told the Guardian that they have not been contacted by the police about the pictures, which violate St Petersburg’s ‘homosexual propaganda’ law, passed last March, that criminalizes any public discussion of LGBT issues.
Last week the politician who created the law, Vitaly Milonov, said he was taking legal action against Lady Gaga for speaking out in support of LGBT rights at her concert in the city.
Ratgauz also told the Guardian that Colta will soon publish the pictures in print.