Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Help Yulia to avoid jail under Russian gay propaganda law

When Yulja heard about a same-sex couple who had to flee Russia with their two adopted children after being targeted by the authorities, she drew a picture to show her solidarity.

After she shared this and other drawings promoting inclusivity on social media, the authorities brought trumped-up charges against her for violating the Russian "gay propaganda" law and distributing pornography, fined her 50,000 rubles (around 800 USD), and put her under house arrest. She could face up to six years in prison.

She is not the first person to be targeted under the "gay propaganda" law. But with your help, she might be the last. If enough people speak up, the charges might be dropped, and the "gay propaganda" law abolished once and for all.

Sign Yulja’s petition here.

To face prison for drawing this picture is unacceptable

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