Russian Teen Punished For 'Gay Propaganda'

A Russian teenager has reportedly been punished for violating the country's controversial law banning gay "propaganda."

The online news portal and television channel reported on February 2 that a probe was launched against a ninth-grade girl in Russia's Bryansk region in November after she openly announced her "nontraditional sexual orientation." published a copy of a special police commission's resolution on its website.

It said the student was found guilty of "systematically disseminating information directed to the formation of distorted ideas about social equality among traditional and nontraditional sexual relations."

The incident will appear on her criminal record.

It is the first reported case of a Russian minor being found guilty of violating the law banning the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" among minors, which came into effect last summer.

Based on reporting by and