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April 9, 2017 / gameofslaves

LiveJournal awareness post – Russian Law

For those who read this and have a LiveJournal account, even if it’s old, take a moment to read this.

I do not want this blog to become a political soapbox, so I’ll keep this post quick and clear.

LiveJournal is now subject to Russian Law.

This means that fines and arrest can be leveraged against sites (blogs, games, stories, authors) which support or “raise awareness” of non-traditional lifestyles.  While many people are focused on the LGBTQ+ people, it also applies to those of us who enjoy kink and poly relationships.

Heck, you don’t even have to support  anything ‘deviant’, simply “raising awareness” is enough.  This post, right here, is probably not permitted by the Russian Law.

If your blog gets enough views, they consider you a “media outlet” and that puts you face-front against their Law and facing even stronger penalties.

Most people I know left LJ a long time ago.

The data, however, is still archived.  I’m nervous.  I had an account before LJ got overwhelmed by its popularity, and I had some non-standard posts… deviancy, and such.  I subscribed to some kink-focused and trans-friendly groups and blogs.  Makes me wonder.

I figured I’d just post this to raise awareness… while it is still legal to do so where I live.  (However long that may be.)

I’ve had my ~200 words of politics.  That is all.  For now.


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