on Sun Apr 21 06:48:54 2019, in response to Re: Ology of Terror V, posted by DAnD124 on Sun Apr 21 06:29:58 2019.
You sure are hell-bent on directing traffic to that site, aren't you? I wonder.
But as the British Broadcasting Corporation points out:
Sure put your foot in your mouth there, didn't you?
At the time (1921), Russia's gay community was enjoying a brief window of tolerance.
After the October Revolution in 1917, the Bolsheviks scrapped and rewrote the country's laws. They produced two Criminal Codes — in 1922 and 1926 — and an article prohibiting gay sex was left off both. . . .
The Bolsheviks were indirectly influenced by Magnus Hirschfeld, a German scientist who founded the Institute of Sexology in Berlin.
Hirschfeld often spoke in public of his conviction that homosexuality was not a disease, but a natural manifestation of human sexuality. . . .