What an informative and reasonable answer! I wonder, why all those who claim to "raise awareness" about social issues never able to show any proof of those issues.
You've made it perfectly clear that you know nothing about the subject which is more than a bit strange considering that you claim to be in Russia. There was a very real crackdown on homosexual propaganda
Yes, that's "child protection law" I mentioned. Which, as you yourself said was about "homosexual propaganda
", not LGBTQ+- people. And as I've said already, the law itself can be used against lots of people, not just gay.
and there have been numerous news stories covering it over the years.
Yes, ALL OF THEM were based on that single 1st April article, I've also mentioned. I did some research a while ago - did you?
Oh, and last year there were reports about one or two gays being tortured by police in Chechnia. That was actually true. Though news media forgot to mention that there were many more (some estimated hundreds, even thousands) people kidnapped and tortured by police in Chechnia, falsely accused of different crimes just for the sake of blackmail and extortion. So yeah, just like I said - thousands of people suffered even died, reporters are only concerned that there were one or two gays among them.
the Russian government itself has a well earned reputation for human rights abuses at home.
I wouldn't argue with that.