Anti-Putin Rainbow Parade embraces Vienna

An eclectic group of protesters – transgender, gay and straight – took advantage of Russian President, Vladimir Putin’s brief visit to Vienna on Tuesday afternoon to demonstrate against Russia’s harsh anti-gay propaganda laws. These laws – introduced in June last year – state that it is illegal to discuss or ‘propagandise’ homosexuality around minors, and have led to a surge in homophobic violence and numbers of youth suicides.

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