A Russian court has stood up for gays


Photo: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

The Zhigulevsk city court in Samara region declared illegal the ban on the pride parade made the local administration. About this on his page in “Vkontakte” said the promoter, the leader of the Moscow LGBT community, Nikolai Alexeyev, attaching a photo of a judicial decision.

The court pointed to the fact that the objectives of the March do not contradict Russian law, including legislation banning gay propaganda, and ordered the administration of Zhigulevsk to re-consider the application within three days.

Earlier, the activists sent to the authorities a notification about the March “in support of tolerant attitude and respect for the rights and freedoms of persons of homosexual orientation and gender minorities in Russia.” The parade was supposed to pass on 27 August from 08:00 to 10:00 with the declared number of participants up to 300 people. Officials denied the event, explaining the law banning propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.

In mid-August, the government of the Ulyanovsk region has cancelled the already agreed upon a gay pride parade, which was announced by the LGBT community as Russia’s first such event. The activists wanted to hold it in the Apple village with a population of eight people.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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