According to Vinnichenko, Russian authorities are putting pressure on all kinds of institutions—banks, landlords, employers—not to do business with LGBT people and LGBT organizations. Because licenses are required for just about everything in Russia, this “pressure” is existential. Banks are being told, “Dump your LGBT customers, or we’ll shut you down,” she said.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Putin's persecution of LGBTs gets even worse
exclusively interviewed Tatiana Vinnichenko, director of the Russian LGBT organization Rakurs, about how Vladimir Putin is turning the screws on his country's LGBTs in a wave of intensifying pressure of which most Westerners are unaware: