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Russia Considers Banning "LGBTQ Ideology" For Being An "Extremist" Movement

State media in Russia reports that the Russian government is considering a ban on anything associated with the LGBTQ movement along with other “extremist” ideological groups rising in the country. The Moscow Times reports that the potential ban would include “radical feminist and child-free groups” as well. The suggestion comes as the country continues to crackdown on pro-equality organizers. This week, three organizations and 22 people were labelled “foreign agents” by the Russian Ministry of Justice, including the Ivanovo Oblast-based Center for Gender Studies, a founding member of Pussy Riot, and a publication created by the punk performance group, Mediazona.