AP Poll: Russia anti-gay sentiment rises sharply after law; teachers face brunt of prejudice

April 2, 2015 6:45 AM

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AP Poll: Russia anti-gay sentiment rises sharply after law; teachers face brunt of prejudice

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Alevtina sits in LGBT rights group Vykhod center in St. Petersburg, Russia. Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court _ an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasi...

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