Article on the sacking of gay teachers – “non-traditional sexual relations propaganda”

A court in Khabarovsk fined the editor-in-chief of the “Young Far-Easterner” newspaper, Alexander Suturin, for “propaganda for non-traditional sexual relationships amongst minors”. An action was brought in connection with the publication of an article about the teacher and gay activist Alexander Yermoshkin, who was sacked in response to pressure from religious and right-wing radical organisations.

Extract: Yermoshkin says: “ My very existence is in itself effective proof of the normality of homosexuality. How I dress, my profession, how I live my life – all of these, according to the homophobes, should not be”……The deputy Boris Reznik, and , it’s said, even Barack Obama, are following this case of discriminatory sacking on the basis of sexual orientation”