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Activists turn tolerant St. Petersburg into homophobic city

Activists turn tolerant St. Petersburg into homophobic city

Timur Bulatov calls himself a "homophobic wolf," and last summer he found his prey.

Dr. Dmitry Isaev led a commission of psychiatrists in St. Petersburg that approved hundreds of sex-change operations. To Bulatov, he was "a henchman of LGBT fascism" who corrupted Russian society by encouraging acceptance of gays, lesbians and transgender people.

After Bulatov complained to the State Medical Institute, where the doctor had practiced and taught since 2006, supervisors disbanded the commission and forced Isaev to resign.

On one of Russia's most popular social media sites, Bulatov has listed 40 teachers and other public servants — most of them in...

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