Russia could ban same-sex emoji under ‘gay propaganda’ laws

Not content with making the country one of the most homophobic places on the planet, Russian authorities are now taking aim at “gay emojis”. According to Izvestia newspaper, the country’s media regulator could ban the characters from social media if an investigation finds they contravene laws intended to prevent gay “propaganda”. The investigation was started following a complaint made by Russian senator Mikhail Marchenko of the far-right Liberal Democratic Party.

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Russia could ban same-sex emoji under ‘gay propaganda’ laws

Not content with making the country one of the most homophobic places on the planet, Russian authorities are now taking aim at “gay emojis”. According to Izvestia newspaper, the country’s media regulator could ban the characters from social media if an investigation finds they contravene laws intended to prevent gay “propaganda”. The investigation was started following a complaint made by Russian senator Mikhail Marchenko of the far-right Liberal Democratic Party.

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Exercising equality: The story of the sports bra

Pamela Anderson, in her Baywatch role as lifeguard CJ Parker, would patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, spot a swimmer in distress and spring into action – sprinting across California’s golden sands and into the glittering sea. So quick was her reaction to danger, that viewers needed slow motion to watch their big-bosomed hero bound along, her breasts swinging from side to side, nothing but a red swimsuit to support them. Not once did her face contort in pain. Never was there any sign of bleeding nipples or sores. This was an all-American woman who did not let her DD cups get in the way of saving lives.

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