From Russia to Cameroon, sexual orientation has become an international boundary dispute.
The Russians are coming
On June 19, the St. Petersburg-based LGBTI rights organization Coming Out was found guilty of being a “foreign agent” and fined the maximum penalty of 500,000 rubles (about $15,000).
The controversial new “foreign agents” law states that any Russian NGO involved in political activity and receiving foreign funding must register as a foreign agent. Out of five NGOs which have been branded “foreign agents,” two are LGBTI rights organizations.