- The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia’s infamous gay propaganda law — which bans any materials promoting homosexuality to minors, and has been used to stifle gay pride marches and arrest members of the LGBTQ community — violates European treaty rules, Reuters reported.
- The court ruled that the law violates people’s freedom of expression and discriminates against LGBTQ Russians.
- Though the law aimed to protect minors, the court said in a statement that “the limits of those laws had not been clearly defined and their application had been arbitrary,” Reuters reports. Read more (6/20/17)
you helped me approach tumblr in a more critical way. I used to agree with everything Americans said on here, sometimes forgetting their views on race did not translate well into my reality. It felt like a cult. I felt like if I disagreed with anything then I was trash, a racist bigot. I was really shocked when tumblr was silent on the lufthansa crash in the alps, if it had been in the US that's all they'd talk about. They only seemed to care when they found out the pilot was a terrorist (haha)