The rainbow people of Amsterdam tell Putin to Go Homo
The rainbow people of Amsterdam tell Putin to Go Homo, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.
Monday 8th April 2013, Putin visits Amsterdam and Margaret Thatcher dies.
In July1988, during a visit made by Queen Elizabeth II, there was a demonstration in Amsterdam against Clause 28,a clause in the UK Local Government Bill which stated that a local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".
April 2013, there is a demonstration against Putin and his anti-gay law whereby he tries to outlaw gay propaganda, something in which he has received strong support from the Russian Orthodox Church.
In the meantime, back in the UK, Section 28 was repealed in 2000 and the current Conservative Prime Minister has introduced a law to allow equal marriage, whereby gay people are allowed to marry each other. OK, Britain has a much richer democratic history, but there must be hope for the gay people in Russia despite their current leaders.