Russia's federal censor blocks another LGBT website for spreading ‘gay propaganda’
Russia’s federal censor has blocked the LGBT health awareness websiteParni Plus (Guys Plus). The site’s administrators say they received a notice from Roskomnadzor on April 28 informing them about a January 26 ruling by a district court in the Altai Territory to block Parni Plus for distributing information that “challenges family values” and “propagates non-traditional sexual relations.” The paperwork from Roskomnadzor did not specify what content broke the law, and the notice came so late that the website missed its opportunity to appeal the verdict.
Launched in 2008, Parni Plus offers readers advice on LGBT sexual health and family relations, as well as information about living with HIV. In March 2018, Roskomnadzor started enforcing a separate court order to block Gay.rufor “gay propaganda.”