Gay Russian Journalist Threatens To Out Closeted Russian Politicians
With the news that Russian lawmakers are considering a proposed bill that would remove children from LGBT parents and gay couples, one Russian LGBT activist and journalist is playing hardball.
Elena Kostychenko is threatening to out any closeted gay Russian politician that votes in favor of the proposed law and it sounds like she means it!
The New Civil Rights Movement reports:
Elena Kostyuchenko, who writes for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce her campaign. Offering her email address, Kostyuchenko asked for “information, correspondence, photographs… about the deputies of the State Duma concerning LGBT” activities.
Kostyuchenko calls her campaign promising to out any LGBT lawmaker who votes for Zhuravlev’s bill a “nuclear bomb” that should be used only as an “extreme measure.” But, she says, “Now, it seems such a time has come.”
“Kostyuchenko noted that ‘in the event of the passage of the law to remove children after the first reading, the information about homosexual deputies of the State Duma will be published,’” a slightly modified translation of a report at Gay Russia notes:
In this case, the activist added that “immunity from outing will have only the MPs who voted against the law to remove children. Others will be disclosed. This is a warning. They want to destroy our lives, and we will destroy them.”
The Russian government declared war on the LGBT community and is now targeting our families.
Elena, we think it's time to drop the nuke.