February 8, 2014 4:06 pm -

Funny how conservatives pride themselves on living in a country so different from Russia, and yet it’s mostly red, conservative states that have similar laws regarding gays.

…nine states impose limitations on how educators can talk about homosexuality in ways that mirror Russia’s law. Here’s a look at how sex education courses are still propagating anti-gay stigma because of “No Promo Homo” laws:

In Alabama, state law dictates that homosexuality is not an acceptable lifestyle:

(c) Course materials and instruction that relate to sexual education or sexually transmitted diseases should include all of the following elements: […]

(8) An emphasis, in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state.


According to Arizona law, not only is there nothing positive about being gay, there is no safe way to have gay sex:

C. No district shall include in its course of study instruction which:

1. Promotes a homosexual life-style.

2. Portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style.

3. Suggests that some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex.

And other states, too.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.