Graham Jones on the Worldwide Opposition to the St. Petersburg Homophobic Bill

posted 12 Feb 2012, 11:37 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Feb 2012, 12:36 ]
12 February 2012

By Graham Jones

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people face a dangerous and unjust world and in some places around the world the situation is just getting worse.

The bill currently passing through the regional legislative assembly of St. Petersburg, Russia, is seeking to ban "public actions" and "propaganda" around "sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderness." This is an assault on the freedom of expression of Russia's LGBT community. [Read more]

Graham Jones lives in Sheffield and has a lifelong interest in human rights in the Soviet Union and Russia. He was Amnesty International UK country coordinator for Russia and the Former Soviet Union for eleven years.