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Russia Considers Banning Beauty and the Beast Over ‘Gay Moment’

Russia Considers Banning Beauty and the Beast Over 'Gay Moment'

Russian officials are coming under pressure to check if Disney’s new film Beauty and the Beast breaches the country’s law against “gay propaganda”.

One MP described it as “shameless propaganda of sin” and Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said action would be taken after the checks.

Under Russia’s 2013 legislation that bans “homosexual propaganda” and has angered human rights activists and the international gay community, the Rusian law suggests that homosexuality – described as “non-traditional sexual relations” – is alien to life in Russia.

Director Bill Condon has spoken of an “exclusively gay moment” in Beauty and the Beast.

It involves LeFou, who is a sidekick of the film’s main antagonist Gaston.

LeFou, played by US actor Josh Gad, tries to come to terms with feelings for Gaston that swing between lust and admiration, as a side-plot to the main story.

The movie is due to be released in Russia on 16 March.

But Vitaly Milonov, an MP of the governing United Russia party, urged the culture minister to hold a screening of the film before it is released to see if it complies with the law and to “take measures to totally ban” it if he found “elements of propaganda of homosexuality”.

His colleague Alexander Sholokhov said that if the scenes violated the law, the film should be banned from cinemas.

“As soon as we get a copy of the film with relevant paperwork for distribution, we will consider it according to the law,” Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said.

“I will not take my kid to this movie,” Russian actor Pavel Derevyanko told state-run TV Russia 24.

Who knew Alabama and Russia had so much in common.

CALL BORAT! – Kazakhstan Considering Copying Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

Kazakhstan Russia anti-gay

Tengrinews.kz news is reporting that the country of Kazakhstan is considering following in Russia’s footsteps and putting a bill to ban “homosexual propaganda’ in that country.

MPs believe that Kazakhstan needs a law that would route out gay-clubs and ban LGBT community’s pride parades. Member of the Majilis (the Lower Chamber of the Parliament) Aldan Smaiyl reminded that he had brought up the issue back in spring 2013 when he had filed a request to the Prime-Minister calling to ban homosexuality ‘propaganda’. “I asked to ban gay-clubs, demonstrations and any and all of these disgusting relations. I received a reply that Kazakhstan had no such law (allowing to close the clubs),” the deputy said. The deputy plans to lobby adoption of the law after he gets back from the summer vacation in September. He says that his voters that he met during his working trips asked him to support the law. “I will raise this issue in the Social-Cultural Development Committee of the Majilis first, and then talk to the deputies. This should not continue the way they are now,” Smaiyl said.

Kazakhstan MP Murat Akhmadiyev believes that homosexuality ‘propaganda’ is not something that should even be put up for a discussion in Kazakhstan: “Ideally there should not even be any discussions about it, as homosexuality is a clearly unacceptable behavior. We have always said that our country is different, not like Europe,” the deputy said.According to Akhmadiyev, he will be in the first row to sign the draft law banning homosexuality ‘propaganda’ if the law is submitted to the Parliament. He believes Kazakhstan should remain firm and stand up for its principles and laws even in the international community criticizes its intolerance to the LGBT community.”

Remember this is a country that got upset when Sacha Baron Cohen portrayed them as a bunch of racist, gormless, anti-Semitic, bigoted throwbacks.  Perhaps Borat was a documentary and not a comedy.