Vitaly Milonov, a member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party and one of the architects of Russia’s anti-gay laws, gave a shockingly candid interview recently on Russian news.
Here’s a choice soundbite:
“If it weren’t for gays, AIDS wouldn’t exist! Those f*gg**s f***d with apes, then each other, and AIDS started.”
After watching this, the horror that’s unfolding in Chechnya is sadly less shocking. If you haven’t already, please sign the Amnesty International petition against the anti-gay purge.
If you want to help more, the Saint-Petersburg-based organization LGBT Russia is collecting donations to evacuate vulnerable people from Chechnya.