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STUDY: Half Of Russians Believe The Media Makes You Gay

According to a poll taken by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion earlier this month, 47% of Russians believe homosexuality is caused by exposure to the media.

In a press release Thursday, the state-run polling company claimed the respondents “said media and propaganda were the key factors contributing to development of a person’s non-traditional sexual orientation.”

Other factors some of 1,600 people polled attributed to causing homosexuality were the influence of friends (35%) and parents (33%), and a negative experience with a member of the opposite sex (16%).

According to [the Center], the public perception of gays and lesbians in Russia is worse than that of people of other ethnicity, faith or social status. The poll found that 45% of those questioned feel negative about the need to communicate with homosexuals. About 38& said that people of non-traditional orientation do not provoke any special emotional reaction.

Homophobia is rampant through Russia: Pride parades have been disbanded in Moscow and St. Petersburg has passed a broad “gay-propaganda” ban, with other cities discussing similar ordinances.

Source: Ria Novosti via Joe.My.God

On:           May 21, 2012
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    • Bipolar Bear

      There must be a misprint, surely they mean the media makes you *homophobic*:


      May 21, 2012 at 7:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AS

      From my experience Russians tend to be at their happiest when they are miserable.

      May 21, 2012 at 7:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Olive Austin

      I’d like to see some of this Russian gay-making media. Does it only work on Russians? And since I’m already gay, would it make me more gay or is it a binary “on/off” effect? And if there’s gay-making media then is there also straight-making media? If not, then how do Russians know how to be straight? How did they reproduce before there was media in Russia? Do Russian animals need media to reproduce? Is there a ratings system for how gay/straight Russian media will make you? So many questions….

      May 21, 2012 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      Give me a break. It’s always the most homophobic people who are the gayest of them all. Has anyone ever seen Russian porn before??? They’re very, very big on older women with barely legal twinks.

      May 21, 2012 at 11:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Claudio

      Ironic considering Russia is one of the largest producers twink porn.

      May 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jarrod

      I think the key phrase is “state run” polling company. One quick look at Super-Putin puts this into pexecutive.

      May 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jarrod

      @Jarrod: *perspective

      May 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion

      I hereby take back all comments I ever made about how smart Russians are. They are now officially fucking idiots!

      May 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dirty Ole Man

      That Russian guy in the picture is making me gay right now!

      May 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aussie Col

      It’s all a front to protect the image of Putin the poofter

      May 22, 2012 at 12:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven

      Hmm, I did watch a lot of Three’s Company as a child. DAMN YOU JOHN RITTER, DAMN YOU STRAIGHT TO HE…err wait, even I can’t finish that sentance.

      May 22, 2012 at 12:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail

      47% of Russians are obvioulsy idiots!

      May 22, 2012 at 4:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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