Russia: This Shadowy Group Is Targeting Teachers Who Support LGBT Rights

A shadowy group identifying itself as the “public ombudsman for children’s rights” turned up at a school in St. Petersburg in what it called a “raid” to demand the dismissal of a teacher supportive of LGBT rights, local media outlets reported.

The group said it showed the school director photos from Maksim Ivantsov’s wall on the Russian social network VKontakte as proof of the teacher’s “propaganda” of “LGBT values.” Ivantsov has spoken out publicly against anti-LGBT discrimination.

Ivantsov is only the latest in a growing list of teachers who have been targeted using the anti-LGBT propaganda law. Read More