Police detain a gay rights activist during a Gay Pride event in St. Petersburg. Dozens of gay activists gathered for the event but were attacked by anti-gay protesters and later dispersed by the police. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
Toronto activists protest in solidarity for queer Russians
They've tried traditional protests, kiss-ins and even the odd little vodka boycotts . Demonstrators against Russian's anti-gay legislation show their anger in many ways.
But the anger of LGBT activist and journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is explosive. Moscow's lawmakers are considering a bill that could deny gay parents custody of their children.
• Elena Kostyuchenko Threatens To Out Closeted Politicians -- Huffington Post
Elena Kostyuchenko threatens to out any closeted-gay politicians who vote in its favour. She's asking the public for help in identifying any closeted politicians. She calls her mission uncomfortable, but necessary. Elena Kostyuchenko is a journalist for Novaya Gazetta in Moscow.
Activists hold a banner reading "Homophobia - the religion of bullies" in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Associated Press)
Exposing someone's hidden sexual identify is an extremely divisive issue.
For their thoughts on whether and under what circumstances it might be justified, we continued our discussion with two guests.
* CORRECTION: Our guest Duncan Osborne referred to US State Senator as Roy Ashford ... his name is Roy Ashburn. *
What are your thoughts. When is it okay to out gay politicians? Is it ever okay?
This segment was produced by The Current's Vanessa Greco, Gord Westmacott and Nuruddin Qorane.
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