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Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

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The Advocate
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September 9, 2013
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Elena Kostyuchenko, an LGBT Russian journalist who writes forNovaya Gazeta, last week announced on Twitter her campaign to out closeted Russian lawmakers who continue to escalate Russia's violently anti-LGBT climate. Kostyuchenko already began her research, and promised to out those members of Russia's parliament, called the State Duma, who voted in favor with laws that criminalize so-called propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations, and those who vote for a proposed law that would remove children from their gay and lesbian parents. 

Kostyuchenko, who was arrested in May for participating in an unsanctioned Pride rally in Moscow, offered her email address on Twitter before asking for "information, correspondence, photographs … about the deputies of the State Duma concerning LGBT" activities, according to a translation from David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement