International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights advocates are crying foul after a top court ruled to uphold a ban on Pride marches in Moscow for the next years. According to the ruling, the earliest that a Pride march, rally or celebration can take place in MayPink News notes. Still, Alexeyev vowed to continue the fight.
MOSCOW — Russian gay rights activists said Friday Moscow under its new mayor has banned a gay pride march set for May 27, saying that society would react negatively to the event which could be viewed by children. Organisers of the gay pride, led by Nikolai Alexeyev, had applied for permission to hold a march down a central street with up to 1, participants and a rally on Revolution Square next to the Kremlin. He vowed to appeal the decision in a city court on Monday, but said the event would go ahead despite the risk of a crackdown by the authorities.
This is not from The Onionand it's not April Fool's. Moscow's city and district courts are in unison that gay pride parades in Moscow will be banned until at least -- years from now. Human Rights First is already out with its condemnation :. Human Rights First condemns the Tverskoy District Court ruling to uphold the decision of Moscow authorities to ban gay pride parades in the city until May
Local authorities in Russia say they have withdrawn their approval of what would have been the country's first officially approved gay-pride parade -- an event that had been scheduled for August 26 in a village with only seven residents on the outskirts of the city of Novoulyanovsk. Novoulyanovsk's city manager, Gennady Denikayev, said on August 16 that the approval given for the parade by the city's mayor was invalid because the decision had been made without consulting him or Novoulyanovsk's city council. Media reports about a gay-pride parade in the Yablonevy settlement in Russia's Ulyanovsk region emerged after Nikolai Alekseyev, one of Russia's leading gay-rights activists, wrote on Facebook on August 15 that Novoulyanovsk's mayor, Svetlana Kosarinova, had formally approved the event.
Eyder Peralta. Russian police officers detain a gay rights activist with his flag during an attempt to hold a gay pride parade in Moscow in May. Aside from the sentencing of the punk rock band Pussy Riotthere was another interesting ruling out of Moscow today: A court upheld the city's year ban on gay pride events.
It was intended to take place in May annually since in the Russian capital Moscow, but has been regularly banned by Moscow City Hallheaded by Mayor Yuri Luzhkov until The demonstrations in, and were all accompanied by homophobic attackswhich was avoided in by moving the site of the demonstration at the last minute. In JuneMoscow courts enacted a hundred-year ban on gay pride parades.
Gregory Feifer. Plans to stage a gay pride parade in Moscow are stirring up anti-homosexual sentiment in Russia. The city council is opposed to the parade, and gays have been attacked in the capital. Organizers say they'll go ahead with the parade.
Photo: rambler. The estimated number of would-be participants in the procession is He also noted that the federal law against gay propaganda against minors, which is appealed to as the basis for banning gay pride parades, is recognized by the ECHR as contrary to the European Convention of
The court cited that Moscow Pride creates the possibility of public disorder, due to the lack of support for the queer community from the public. The first Pride parades in Moscow took place inand They were bombarded with homophobic attacks. Russia has traditionally had extremely conservative views in regards to sexuality.