April 30, 2014
How Russia Protects Kids from 'Gay Plague'
Andrei Malgin, Moscow Times
The Associated Press
St. Petersburg has recently gained international notoriety as the capital of homophobia. This is the town that first passed a law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors. This law was cited to sue pop singer Madonna immediately following a local concert in August 2012 at which she said a few words of support for the country's gay community on the stage. Of course, Madonna did not respond to the court summons and was tried in absentia.