St. Petersburg's Anti-Gay Law Could Ban Talking About Tchaikovsky

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The governor of St. Petersburg, Russia has signed a law that bans "promoting homosexuality and pedophilia among minors," and the law is now officially in effect. LGBT rights activists say that even talking about LGBT people is now effectively illegal in the city. And according to ABC, "activists are quick to point out that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the famed composer and St. Petersburg native, was gay and suggest that even mentioning that fact is now illegal." It remains to be seen whether merely humming snatches of The Nutcracker is now a punishable offense.

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DISCUSSION

"the propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia among minors."

Can someone scope this for me? Does "among minors" apply to the propaganda, the homosexuality and paedophilia, or just the paedophilia? Or, working from the other end, what is the scope of propaganda?

I get really distracted by this shit.