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gay visitors beware

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gay visitors beware

According to the BBC website St Petersburg city council have passed a local ordinance outlawing the promotion of homosexuality and the conduct of gays in public. The Canadian government have also issued a warning about homosexuals travelling to St Pertersburg. Manchester City Council have urged their residents to support the local gay community against the repression. So maybe spend your tourist dollars/euros elsewhere.

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If you wished to visit only places that follow your preferences and allow for no differences in views, you will find your own home is the only place left for you to go.

Much has been made of this law in the foreign press yet there are few if any foreign reporters here anymore so you might be surprised how little accurate information you get from your press or opinion pieces..

If you knew about the law, you would know it was specifically targeting what was called promotion of gay sex to children. There were already prohibitions against public displays or promotion of heterosexual sex to children. If your position is that children should be exposed to both, maybe Russians should boycott such as place like Manchester which apparently promotes such exposure to children.

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