Noted Russian LGBT Activist Fined For 'Gay Propaganda'


A Moscow court on May 4 ordered Yan Dvorkin, the leader of the Center T group which defends LGBT rights in Russia, to pay 100,000 rubles ($1,260) for violating Russia’s controversial law that bans promoting homosexuality. Dvorkin said on Telegram that he pleaded not guilty at the hearing at the Ostankino district court and is not going to pay the fine. The hearing was initiated by officials at Moscow’s child protection services who monitored Dvorkin's adopted child and accused the activist of "gay propaganda" over his online description of his relationship with his partner. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here.