So... because of Russia's law saying you cannot shove your homosexuality down everybody's throat (read: children), Russia is homophonic and Venezuela (correct spelling ) is scaring it's citizens?
Last time I checked, gay marriages aren't as accepted as they should be in the US either. Does that make the US homophobic as well and does that scare people in Venezuela as well? Compared to countries like Denmark and the Netherlands, the US really is homophobic, just as much as Russia is, if not more. Trust me on that.
Nah I'm not bashing Dashenka.
What I'm saying is when the political big guys make a decision the little guys who align with them do so as well. Some of them take it to the extreme.
Russia banned gay pride stuff such as pink shirts with male symbols as "gay propaganda" and went pro-nationalist.
Venezula on the other passed a law where you can receive between 2 months to 5 years for "homosexual actions" the definition of which is left very vague. Then goes from semi-communist to ultra-nationalist propaganda.
This law is being used sporadically to jail opposition leaders as the country is in a state of unrest at the moment.
So yeah... popular gay artist who draws girly boys for a well known anthro-comic magazine starts filing for a US visa...
Incidentally their "official story" blaring on state news channels blames Brazil and the US as the enemies lurking in the shadows as the powers behind the protests and riots... because your citizens couldn't possibly be pissed due to the 6 hour wait in line for toilet paper and the sky-high price of bread. Nah it's gotta be Brazilians selling their stuff for cheaper and easier to access on the black market and the evil american imperialists pulling their strings.
Modify note: "This Mini-me to the extreme" isn't limited to Pro-russian states, some of those within European, US, and Chinese spheres of influence do it too. I think Russia just has more of the crazy mini-mes left over from the cold war since most of the Pro-US guys got let down easy in the 90's and the Pro-USSR ones got dropped off a cliff when the eastern bloc imploded.