Head of Russia’s Women’s Union thinks rainbow-colored ice cream is ‘indirect propaganda’ geared toward making youngsters assume being homosexual’s OK

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Rainbow-colored ice cream might endanger kids by shaping their view of the multi-striped Gay Pride flag and thereby homosexual individuals, in accordance with the pinnacle of the Union of Women of Russia.

Ekaterina Lakhova was talking at a video convention attended by President Vladimir Putin that targeted on the lately accredited amendments to the Russian structure. One of the adjustments defines a wedding as a union between a person and a lady.

On June 25, the US Embassy in Moscow made headlines when it flew a big rainbow flag alongside the US’ well-known stars-and-stripes as a present of assist for the LGBT neighborhood. In the United States, Gay Pride is well known yearly on this date, the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which noticed clashes between police and LGBT-rights protesters.

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Elaborating on her issues, Lakhova referenced the rainbow-striped ice cream made by an organization known as Chistaya Liniya, which she cited as one other instance of the “indirect” methods during which Russian kids are being softened as much as settle for the LGBT flag. According to Russian legislation, the distribution of details about ‘non-traditional’ sexual relations amongst minors is prohibited.

Continuing her level, she stated: “There should be no propaganda, but [the brand advertises its ice cream on] billboards with beautiful rainbow colors. This is indirect, but it helps our children become accustomed to the colors of the flag.” She pledged to push for extra controls over such “propaganda.”

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Armen Beniaminov, the ice-cream firm’s vice-president, dismissed the feedback as Lakhova’s private opinion, and stated the design of the product and its branding had nothing to do with LGBT rights. “For us, the rainbow represents sunshine after rain, and not the flag of the LGBT community,” Beniaminov defined.

Putin lent his assist to Lakhova’s view that there wanted to be “public control” of the “propaganda of unconventional values,” however clarified that any authorities motion ought to be “non-aggressive.”

“There should be no restrictions regarding religious and social rights, as well as the rights of sexual minorities,” the president stated.

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