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Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Could Impact Tourists
The law makes it illegal for anyone in Russia to publicly admit that they are gay or make any gestures that might hint at their sexuality, such as wearing rainbow clothing, holding hands or kissing someone of the same sex.
The new legislation comes just seven months out from the Winter Olympics, which the country is set to host in early 2014. The event is expected to attract an influx of international visitors, including many gay athletes and spectators.
However, an LGBT organization based in New York has warned gay travelers to be cautious about venturing into the country, saying, "We really want the LGBT community to know it's unsafe to travel there."