By Stephen Ennis Published 17 January 2014 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Russian authorities have been widely criticised for enacting a law banning the promotion of homosexuality among children. A rising tide of homophobia in parts of the media has accompanied and followed the adoption of that law, including attempts to implicate homosexuals in a recent series of terror attacks. The controversy surrounding the so-called “anti-gay” law passed by the State Duma (parliament) last June had the paradoxical effect of dramatically raising the profile of homosexuality in both social and mainstream media. But it has also led to an upsurge in homophobia. On Twitter, for example, the incidence of the main pejorative terms used to describe gays (“pidoras” and its variants) increased ten-fold between the beginning of 2011 and the second half of 2013 – from around 7,000 a month to more than 70,000. The incidence of the more educated but no less offensive term “sodomite” also soared – from being used just two or three times a day at the beginning of 2011 to more than 100 times at the end of 2013. These increases may in part be attributable to the overall growth of… Read full this story
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