Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party has unveiled a Straight Pride flag in response to the growing international acceptance of same-sex marriage. The flag will be unveiled Wednesday evening at a United Russia rally in honor of the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity at Moscow’s Sokolniki park, The Moscow Times reports:
Copies of the flag, which feature the outlines of a man and a woman holding hands with three children, were shown to Izvestia by Andrei Lisovenko, deputy head of the United Russia branch in Moscow. The flags also come printed with the Russian-language hashtag “A Real Family.”
Said Andrei Lisovenko, deputy head of the United Russia branch in Moscow, to the Izvestia newspaper:
“This is our response to same-sex marriage, to this mockery of the concept of the family. We have to warn against gay-fever at home and support traditional values in our country.”
The flag bears a striking resemblance to that of the French anti-gay movement La Manif Pour Tous.