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Russia Wants To Offer Free Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy, Ban Gay Blood And Organ Donations

russian-ex-gayRussia is really working overtime to ensure its title as The Worst, with lawmakers planning to reintroduce a ban on gay blood and organ donations from gay men and government-sponsored reparative therapy to return gays to a “normal life.”

“We will suggest amendments to the law on donors that reintroduce homosexuality to the list of contraindications for blood donations in Health Ministry instructions,” said State Duma MP Mikhail Degtyarev, referring to the ban that Russia dropped in 2008.

Ugh, can you imagine such an outdated and discriminatory practice? Oh, wait, you probably can since the FDA has had a similar ban in place (and uninterrupted) for like 30 years. And it’s that very same ban that the Health Ministry is using to justify the reintroduction. Way to set an example for the world, America.

According to Degtyarev, however, that’s not discrimination at all. He claims 65% of all HIV-positive Russians are gay, citing no sources whatsoever, but facts and the Russian government are passing acquaintances at best. The Moscow mayoral candidate also wants to introduce free gay conversion therapy, even though it’s been discredited at every turn. But once again, facts + Kremlin = fuck off.

RT.com reports:

Degtyarev also added that the lower house was working on the initiative to offer gays voluntary anonymous consultations with psychologists, psychotherapists and sexologists that would help them to “return to normal life and become heterosexuals, as are 95 to 99 percent of our citizens.”

And that’ll solve everything, since without any gays the government won’t have to worry about that troublesome and incredibly vague anti-gay propaganda law, and the Sochi Olympics can go off without a hitch. Or something along those lines.

By the way, that propaganda law — which also isn’t discriminatory — doesn’t preclude gay pride events, Degtyarev reasoned, just as long as they’re basically invisible.

“The law presumes that they should not hold gay pride events when children can see them,” he wisely explained. “But it is very possible to hold them at night, with flashlights and without amplifiers.”

Because nothing smacks of pride like quietly sulking about in the middle of the night, dodging any children who might still be awake and curious as to the homosexual light show going on outside their windows.

Let’s just add “logic,” “common sense” and “irony” to the Russian government’s long list of enemies, along with facts and, of course, the gays.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Alan Chambersky!

      Aug 26, 2013 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • krystalkleer

      it’s time to blow this BOXX apart…enjoy :) http://getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2013/08/gettn-it-all-outta-boxx.html

      Aug 26, 2013 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kvitka

      “He claims 65% of all HIV-positive Russians are gay”



      Aug 26, 2013 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan

      I wonder what the percentage of gays is, in this country, that is fully monogamous, and that has been with the last partner, and only that partner, for the last 2+ years or so. I know that I do not measure up here, because while I have been with the same partner for three years, we both enjoy keeping it open, and we have safe sex (except for non-condom oral intercourse, most usually receiving instead of giving) with multiple partners per year.

      Honestly, unless I get a full set of STI tests, I have no idea what my own status is regarding those STIs, and I only really know for about two to three weeks after the test results come in.

      Yes, I expect that the FDA should screen every sample of blood before adding it to the blood bank, but when you start talking about organs, the very speed of which you need to do a transplant, versus the time it takes you to get a result on some STI tests, simply means that you need to weed out some people who you can not be sure about. Should some gays be exempt from that warning list, absolutely! However, I am willing to wager that the percentage of gays that should be exempt is something like 25%.

      Aug 26, 2013 at 11:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ludwig9

      Nice to know that Russia is not continuing to expand its anti-gay laws with ever more restrictive and punitive measures since the West has chosen to treat the “propaganda” ban as just another law.

      Aug 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan

      @ludwig9: The west has simply decided to let Russians deal with Russia. I know that is a new and unique strategy, but maybe we have learned something after ten+ years of war!

      Aug 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      @tdx3fan: This isn’t a conventional war so I’m not sure where your going with that. More like South Africa and Apartheid ie the violation of basic human rights.

      Aug 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      @tdx3fan: I don’t know if you heard but there’s ways of testing for HIV or any STD now a days.

      Aug 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175

      Russia is only doing these things at the advice of their new “expert” Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. As this entire country is now his new “playground” for spouting off his rhetoric, he is no longer a local silly talking head. Now he has power over the lives of Russian LGBT people.

      Aug 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OutnProud

      So let me get this “straight” Russia. You’re one of the biggest anti-gay and bigoted countries on the planet but offering free gay conversion therapy?

      Just how stupid do you think people are?!

      Aug 26, 2013 at 10:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frubino

      This was not fix. Russian laboratory is as deadly cuisine in atomic header. Injecting with a syringe in the ass and the next day morning is mutant to him unrecognizable.
      Like the time in the East in the past tense during the communist regime for the authorization state. We have had in teaching Russian in an hour, and yet we are not Russi. We could live like a paradise, but the Russians to us milled about as sticky hyenas depending wealth. And now he wants to help others to improve education before integration, rather you just send their children to America because effeminate boys do not belong to war, do not you.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 5:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Garth

      To bad we couldn’t pray Russia away .

      Aug 27, 2013 at 9:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro

      @Garth: I like how you think.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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