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Russian Prosecutors Threaten to Pull Plug on 'Queer House' Website

Prosecutors are threatening to block access to a Russian-language, gay news website called, accusing it of disobeying a law against "homosexual propaganda," Russian media reported Thursday.

The owner of the site, well-known Russian gay activist Dmitry Chunosov, was earlier this week ordered to pay 50,000 rubles ($1,400) to two women who the website said were lesbians.

Chunosov, who is living in Germany and seeking asylum there, is now accused of promoting nontraditional sexual relations to minors via his website, according to prosecutors in Russia's central Lipetsk region.

The prosecutors have asked Russia's federal media regulator to block Internet access to within the country, fellow LGBT news site reported, citing local media outlet Gorod48.

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