Russian Politicians Ban ‘Gay Propaganda,’ Hire Trans Prostitutes


GayRussia.Ru reports that in an interview on the Russian TV show ‘Russian Reporter’ on October 3, the former mayor of Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia, Aleksandr Donskoi said that many politicians and business people use the services of transsexual prostitutes.

Arkhangelsk is the capital of the Russian region which just banned ‘gay propaganda.’ One other Russian region has a similar ban on “advocacy of sodomy and lesbianism.”

Last year, the Constitutional Court of Russia decided that such a ban on “propaganda” of homosexuality among minors did not contradict the Russian Constitution.

“I talk with many transsexuals who engage in prostitution, they say that most of their clients are politicians and businessmen,” Donskoi said in an interview with Don Alexander.

“The politicians have mostly ‘sophisticated’ demands for sex. They buy things that ordinary people do not buy. For example, Strap – Girls pinned to the members and then f*****,” he said.

In June, I published the shocking story of transgender woman Kim, who was born in Arkhangelsk. Forced to move from there after beatings and harassment, she was lured with a waitress job offer in a VIP night club in Moscow. Instead, she was forced into prostitution in an underground brothel.

“The clients were mostly police and FSS officers, sometimes even uniformed, usually drunk and/or narcotized. They were not only enforcing us for sex, but beating, mobbing, and torturing, just for fun.”

She describes how the representatives of the Russian state would torture her.

“Nightmares still pursue me, and it will be so through all my life…I cannot even speak about such games as ‘submarine’, ‘helicopter’, ‘phone’…”

Eventually she escaped and in the end made her way to Sweden, although she found little welcome there.

Donskoi offered a cynical view of Russian politics:

“People go into politics from a lack of love. Politics – a good way to find a partner: immediately increases your value, even if you’re fat and ugly.”

Donskoi also said that that among the deputies of the Arkhangelsk Oblast (region) Council of Deputies are closeted gay men.

In their report, GayRussia.Ru “recall” that recently Italian LGBT activists have begun to publish the names of homophobic politicians (mainly from Catholic parties) in Italy who “are themselves gay or bisexual, but voted in Parliament against the granting of sexual minorities against discrimination.”


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Photo credit: Arkhangelsk Oblast coat of arms via Wikipedia


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

federico bortoletto
federico b5 years ago

Parlano bene e razzolano male. I soliti politici sia in Russia che nelle altre parti del mondo.

Ernesto Arango
Ernesto Arango5 years ago

Good for Russians, they know History, they remember the fall of Greece and Roman empire, no gays, no gay propaganda !

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Ruby W.
Ruby W6 years ago

everything I hear about Russia tells me it is the most miserable place in the world

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons6 years ago

I wonder how many of our sick politicians are the same way?

Beth M.
Beth M6 years ago

I agree with Drusilla P, Russia is going backwards, not forewards.

Leslea Herber
Leslea Herber6 years ago

Another prime example of "do as we say, not as we do".

Lynne B.
Lynne Buckley6 years ago

Why can't every individual be treated with the same respect and tolerance that they expect others to give to them?

Drusilla P.
Drusilla P6 years ago

Russia (and a lot of the USSR former republics, as well) is taking steps backwards in human rights. It's quite sad.

Thanks for the info.