Putin calls teaching gender fluidity a ‘crime against humanity’

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Vladimir Putin has claimed that the teaching of gender fluidity is a “crime against humanity” and attacked the canceled culture in the West.

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The Russian president was speaking at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club at the Black Sea resort in Sochi on Thursday.

He said that some in the West believe that “aggressively removing entire pages of one’s own history, reversing discrimination against the majority in the interests of the minority… constitutes a movement towards public renewal. Is.”

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Mr. Putin said: “It is their right, but we are asking them to stay away from their homes. We have a different point of view.”

The president, who prefers to project a strong image, has repeatedly criticized Western values ​​and has previously claimed that liberalism has become “obsolete”.

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He frequently targets the LGBTQ community, using criticism of gay and transgender people as a lightning rod to set his base on fire.

Earlier this year he banned same-sex marriage and said marriage between two people “won’t happen” as long as he is in the Kremlin.

He defended the decision, saying that it would not harm anyone.

At the meeting on Thursday, the president also said that transgender rights advocates were calling for an end to “basic things like mother, father, family or gender differences.”

Mr Putin is attempting to show that he “stands for values ​​that will not divide society and throw it into chaos,” said Matthew Sussex, a Russian expert at the Australian National University. Washington Post.

“On the one hand it is a unified message. But on the other, it affects the transgender and gay communities that the Russian government continues to target.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the speech should not affect Russia’s relations with the West.

“Russia has been, is and will be an integral part of Europe,” he said.

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Credit: www.independent.co.uk /

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