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Russia Fines TikTok Over “Gay Propaganda”
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Russia Fines TikTok Over “Gay Propaganda”

The Kremlin hit social media network TikTok with a $51,000 fine on Tuesday for violating Russia’s controversial “gay propaganda” law.  The “gay propaganda” law went into effect in 2013 and has been called a “classic example of political homophobia” by Humans Rights Watch. They warn that the legislation “targets vulnerable sexual and gender minorities for political gain.” The law supposedly seeks to “protect” children from information that “advocates a denial of traditional family values.” Earlier this year, Russian authorities broadened the scope of the law to ensure that it covers film, television and digital content.  A judge from Moscow’s Tagansky district announced the fine yesterday according to reports. TikTok stands accused of featuring content that promotes feminis...
Meteorologist Loses Job After Being Exposed for Using Gay Webcam Site
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Meteorologist Loses Job After Being Exposed for Using Gay Webcam Site

New York meteorologist wants his job back after allegedly being fired for appearing naked on gay webcam site. Emmy-nominated meteorologist Erik Adame, is claiming to be a victim of a case of revenge porn as someone supposedly sent nude screenshots of him to his mother and his employer.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Erick Adame (@erickadameontv) Adame, who has worked at Spectrum News NY1 since 2007 revealed how he lost his job on Instagram this past Monday. The meteorologist opened up about secretly appearing naked on a gay webcam site during his time with Spectrum News. Stating that all of his interactions on the cam site were consensual, except for when someone secretly took screenshots of him naked.  According to a subpoena from Adame’s ...
Report: Conservative Media Using the Monkeypox Crisis to Vilify Gay Men
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Report: Conservative Media Using the Monkeypox Crisis to Vilify Gay Men

Right-wing media personalities are using the monkeypox emergency to fuel the anti-vax movement and to attack gay and bisexual men, according to a report from Media Matters that was published today. The report argues that conservative pundits are using anti-vax talking points alongside “AIDS-era rhetoric” in an effort to stigmatize men that have sex with other men. Framing the spread of the disease as a result of gay mens promiscuity rather than recognizing the community’s victimization by the outbreak.  The Biden administration declared a public health emergency on August 4. This after the U.S reported the fastest rise and highest number of monkeypox cases globally in the last week of July. Although native to certain African countries, the virus had until now been rare in Europe a...