The Russian Duma is set to reintroduce a ban on blood and organ donation by gay men even as restrictions on those in the West are being removed. Meanwhile, they are planning on offering lesbians and gays free ex-gay therapy in order to ‘facilitate conversion to heterosexuals’, according to a Russian Parliamentary member.
State Duma MP Mikhail Degtyarev, who is running to be the next mayor of Moscow, stated that “We will suggest amendments to the law on donors that reintroduce homosexuality to the list of contraindications for blood donations in Health Ministry instructions.”
Degtyarev is a member of the populist-nationalist party LDPR.
The politician claimed that 65% of HIV-positive people are gay, but did not give the source of his statistics.
Statistics actually show the opposite. While HIV is more apt to be common among men who have sex with other men (women who have sex with other women have one of the lowest rates of infection), the actual numbers of straights who have HIV far out does the number of gays who do. In fact, according to several reports, 98% of worldwide HIV cases were acquired through heterosexual intercourse.
Degtyarev also stated that the lower house of the Duma was working on offering free ex-gay therapy to gays who ‘voluntarily’ want to leave the ‘gay lifestyle’ and “return to normal life and become heterosexuals, as are 95 to 99 percent of our citizens.”
Degtyarev claims not to be against gay pride events, but they had to comply with the anti-gay “propaganda” law that was recently instituted. He said “The law presumes that they should not hold gay pride events when children can see them. But it is very possible to hold them at night, with flashlights and without amplifiers.”
Which is a nice way of saying- back into the closet you filthy gays. It is a wonderful bit of double-speak which is quickly seen through.
Nikolay Alekseyev stated that the measures are discriminatory and ineffective. He promised to fight against them, especially the donation ban. He stated that “We’ve lived without these restrictions for five years. It has not aggravated the situation with diseases. Modern methods of diagnostics allow early detection of infected blood and if they impose the ban this would only deprive the patients of blood from some donors.”
Modern screening techniques have rendered the need for a ban on gay blood donors moot.
Russia is also, according to some reports, considering a ban on same-sex couples having children, and that, if they do have children, their children could be removed from their house.
Russia has also had a problem with the fact that thugs in Russia have been targeting everyone from Jews to Blacks. Those thugs often get away with everything from assault to murder.