In November , one day after current Apple Inc. It was alleged that the memorial was removed due to the law because it was in an area frequented by minors,. The World Championships in Athletics , held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium in August , were overshadowed by comments and protests over the law by athletes.
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After winning a silver medal at the event, U. If there's anything I can do to champion the cause and further it, I will, shy of getting arrested. However, Tregaro was forced to re-paint them after they were deemed a political gesture that violated the rules of the IAAF. In response, she re-painted them red as a symbol of love. When we go to different countries, we try to follow their rules.
We are not trying to set our rules over there. We are just trying to be respectful. The implications of the law on Russia's hosting of two major international sporting events; the Winter Olympics in Sochi where seven LGBT athletes , all female, were expected to compete  and the FIFA World Cup , were called into question.
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In the case of the World Cup, FIFA had recently established an anti-discrimination task force, and was also facing criticism for awarding the World Cup to the country of Qatar , where homosexuality is illegal ;  in August , FIFA requested information from the Russian government on the law and its potential effects on the association football tournament. Athletes and supporters used the Olympics as leverage for further campaigns against the propaganda law. A number of athletes came out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual to spread awareness of the situation in Russia, including Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff ,  Canadian speed skater Anastasia Bucsis ,  gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano ,  and Finnish swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen.
Action was leveraged directly against Olympic sponsors and partners as well; in late-August , the Human Rights Campaign sent letters to the ten Worldwide Olympic Partner companies, urging them to show opposition towards anti-LGBT laws, denounce homophobic violence, ask the IOC to obtain written commitments for the safety of LGBT athletes and attendees, and oppose future Olympic bids from countries that outlaw support for LGBT equality. As part of its Dispatches series, Channel 4 had also broadcast a documentary during the week of the Opening Ceremony entitled Hunted , which documented the violence and abuse against LGBT people in Russia in the wake of the law.
In December , the video game FIFA 17 which is also published by Electronic Arts was targeted for an event that allowed users to obtain rainbow-coloured shoelaces for their virtual footballers, in support of a pro-LGBT advocacy campaign backed by the English Premier League.
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MP Irina Rodnina stated that relevant authorities needed to "verify the possibility of distributing this game on the territory of the Russian Federation". In December , Blizzard Entertainment geo-blocked a tie-in web comic for its game Overwatch in Russia for containing a scene of the character Tracer , who was confirmed as being lesbian , kissing another woman. Blizzard cited the gay propaganda law as reasoning for the block. The game itself is not blocked in the country. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Laws restricting freedom of expression and association.
Death penalty. Death penalty on books but not applied. Up to life in prison. Prison on books but not enforced. Emma Green Tregaro pictured in and Moa Hjelmer pictured in were among the first athletes to make prominent statements against the law. Federal Law of June 29, No.
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He believes that he can prevent a new generation of Russians from becoming gay be banning so-called gay propaganda. It's created an impossible situation for gay parents here who could now be accused of promoting their homosexuality to their own children.
Olga, a local activist, has arranged for me to meet some of those living with the fallout from the law. Irina and Olga have been together for 12 years, and each have one child from previous relationships: year old Daniel, and Christina, who at 16 is still considered a minor.
According to Mr Milinov gay families are perverts and their children are even worse. It's very insulting and hard for the kids, especially Christina. All of that was very unpleasant for her to hear. There is even aggression in the streets and it is getting worse. Retrieved 29 September United States Department of State. President Putin signed a law that criminalizes the so-called propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors. The law effectively limits the rights of free expression and assembly for citizens who wish to publicly advocate for LGBT rights or express the opinion that homosexuality is normal see sections 2.
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