I’m always wary when I hear of people in power targeting specific groups with irrational and/or hysteria-fuelled justification. As a history nut I can say it has never ended well. Ever.
Also, the more this has escalated, the more I have felt that Vladimir Putin (topless cross-country jockey and current Russian President) doth protest too much….
"for a person and country who don't seem to like gay people, you're leader riding on a horse with his shirt off sure looks like a major fruit."
Gays are men who like men, straight women are women who like men. A gay man does not look at FHM for a sexual buzz, he wants to see scantily clad men, not scantily women, a straight woman would also want to see the same. See the connection?
A manly man can strip down and flex his muscles, and if a straight man were to be displayed this, he would think it is gay, because it makes him feel gay, and he may also think the perpetrator is also gay for displaying hims such things, on the other hand a straight woman would be quite delighted to see such. It's like the whole stereotype that all male strippers are gay because they just so happen to be enjoyed by gays as well, many people who believe in this stereotype also forget that women like to watch male strippers too.
It's a bit of a sexist thing really, the whole idea that women cannot have the same sexual enjoyment as men do.
There are times when a man will do things with no interest whatsoever in what his straight male peers think, if it means to further his attractiveness to females.