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Russian TV presenter: ‘It is impossible to make anyone gay so get rid of law that bans promoting homosexuality’

Russian TV presenter: ‘It is impossible to make anyone gay so get rid of law that bans promoting homosexuality’

Vladimir Pozner delivers stunning defense of the LGBTI community

Russian TV presenter Vladimir Pozner is making powerful waves by speaking out against the law that bans the promotion of homosexuality.

The 81-year-old broadcaster believes it is impossible to make anyone gay if they’re straight or straight if they’re gay so the law makes no sense at all.

Pozner said it is time politicians get out of people’s sex lives.

‘What business is it of yours? It has nothing to do with you! If two adult men want to sleep together, let them sleep. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to have sex with them,’ Pozner told Business-Gazeta.RU.

When asked about the LGBTI community ‘imposing their culture’ on Russia, Pozner said: ‘What does it mean to to “impose”? If I love women, but not men, who am I “imposing”?’

He called the law that bans the promotion of homosexuality, which was enacted in June 2013, as a relic of the Soviet era.

‘It is no crime to be gay,’ he said. ‘If you believe God made the world, well, 10% of the world’s population are gay. Are you going to argue with what God decided for 10% of the world?’

And then, when he was asked about the ‘western craze’ for ‘young people wanting to change their sex’, he then put down the question as ‘ignorant’.

‘No one would ever change their sex on a whim. It is not a craze at all.’

A journalist and broadcaster since 1961, Pozner is widely known for his frank and honest appraisals of current affairs in Russia. In 2014, he won GLAAD’s Gold Medal award for his defense of the LGBTI community.