Support The Moscow Times!

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

Prosecutors are threatening to block access to a Russian-language, gay news website called QueerHouse.org, 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 QueerHouse.org within the country, fellow LGBT news site GayRussia.ru reported, citing local media outlet Gorod48.

See also:

First Peaceful Gay Pride Parade Held in St. Petersburg

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more