Russia’s Football Union is insisting that gay fans will not face prosecution for holding hands or carrying rainbow flags, despite the country’s gay propaganda law. It was reported earlier this week that fans traveling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup would be warned by rights groups to avoid holding hands or bringing rainbow flags. The country has a law that outlaws “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships”, which has been used to stifle any public display of homosexuality or display of support for LGBT rights. However, football officials in the country have insisted that fans attending the World Cup will not be targeted.
November 30 / Pink News