QUEER VOICES
09/20/2013 01:26 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Russian Anti-Gay Propaganda Film Makes Shocking Claims About Same-Sex Parents, HIV/AIDS

A disturbing new Russian anti-gay propaganda film which suggests that many children raised by same-sex couples "were needed by their adoptive parents for sex" is making the blogosphere rounds.

Allegedly produced by a group called "Healthy Young Generation -- Healthy Russia," the video also claims that gay people live 20-30 fewer years than "normal people," 60 percent of children raised by same-sex couples struggle with their sexual identity, and the likelihood of contracting HIV from a gay person is 4,500 times more likely than a "normal person."

The film also cites the controversial 2012 study from Mark Regnerus, a University of Texas professor, as the source for many of these statistics. In response, Regnerus recently penned an article outlining the ways in which a Russian lawmaker is misusing his study, which has since been widely discredited, to justify anti-gay legislation.

If you feel up to it, you can view the unsettling propaganda film above.

(h/t JMG)

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