Re: Better blatant than latent.
If Putin thought hard about it he'd realise that if he really wants to Purge Teh Gay what he needs to do is stop forcing gay men and women to marry and pass on their genes and start encouraging them to come out and be as gay as they can and not have children.*
But I think Putin thinks hard too often as it is. He lies there at night thinking 'hard, hard, hard'.
(*Assuming homosexuality has a genetic component, natch, otherwise the Putin Plan To End Teh Gay will be a catastrophic, covered-in-sequins-and-dancing-to-Erasure failure).