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The Russian man who tried to sue Apple after claiming that his iPhone app turned him gay has dropped his bizarre lawsuit. The man, known as D.E. Razumilov, filed the suit against Apple for one million rubles ($AU22,800) after he mistakenly received a cryptocurrency called GayCoin rather than the BitCoin he ordered via an iPhone …

iphone turned him gay

A Russian man is suing Apple because he claims, his iPhone turned him gay. The Moscow Times reports D. Razumilov wants one million rubles because the device bought from the US tech giant lured him into homosexuality. One million Russian rubles equals nearly 29,000 Australian dollars. Razumilov accuses Apple of “manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality.”  …

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Two gay dads who fled Russia because they feared their adopted children would be taken away from them have requested asylum in the United States. Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev left Russia with their two sons, Denis and Yuri, amid a government investigation into the Moscow social welfare agency that let Vaganov adopt the children …

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Two gay dads forced to flee Russia say they’re “an ordinary family” but feared their adopted children would be removed by homophobic authorities. Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev (pictured) married in Denmark in 2016. Prior to the marriage, Vaganov legally adopted the couple’s two boys. The couple have been raising the boys, now 12 and …

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Two members of German metal band Rammstein kissed onstage in Moscow in a show of defiance at Russia’s notorious anti-LGBTIQ laws. Guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe were seen moving towards one another before kissing during a performance of “Aüslander”. The band later posted a photo of the moment to Instagram captioned “Russia, we love …

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A prominent Russian LGBTIQ rights activist was found stabbed to death last weekend after receiving threats on her life. Police found the body of activist Yelena Grigoriyeva (pictured) in St. Petersburg at the weekend. Authorities found the 41-year-old with multiple stab wounds to her back and face and signs of strangulation near her home. Writing …

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Film director Oliver Stone appears to have praised Russia’s law banning “gay propaganda” in an interview with Vladimir Putin. The JFK and Snowden director interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 19. And last Friday, the Kremlin published a transcript of the conversation online. Stone told Putin that the anti-gay Russian law banning “propaganda of …

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Authorities finally blocked the SAW ‘gay hunt’ website Wednesday. The Russian website allowed users to upload photos and personal information of gay people. Other users could then pay US$3 to access information. However, for a fee of US$23, people could pay to have information about themselves removed. For a time, the site also offered rewards …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin recently told  The Financial Times that his country has no problem with gay people.  Elton John released a letter on Facebook accusing Putin of hypocrisy. Putin’s statement ignored Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law which causes immense prejudice and harm to the country’s LGBTIQ citizens. Also his regime continues to turn a blind …

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Elton John has hit out at Russia’s censorship of the new biopic Rocketman’s queer content. The “epic musical fantasy” film explores Elton John’s early years, including Elton’s relationship with first manager John Reid. But Russian journalists said the local distributor had removed around five minutes of the film. As well as scenes of drug use …

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