Novy Urengoy proposed to make the gay capital of Russia

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The activist of the LGBT movement Nikolai Alexeyev filed to the administration of Novy Urengoy notification on holding the city’s gay pride parades and rallies, one of which will be devoted to the transformation of the city into the Russian gay capital. Documents published on the page Alekseeva “Vkontakte”.

“Why not New Urengoy to become not only gas, but also the gay capital of Russia? Gas brings a large income, and gays around the world bring less economic benefit!”, — wrote Alekseev.

Activists plan to hold three events: the rally “From the gas to the gay capital of Russia” with an appeal to turn of Novy Urengoy in Russian gay capital and center of international gay tourism, a March in support of tolerance and respect for the rights of gender minorities in Russia, as well as a rally against homophobia and transphobia. All promotions scheduled for November 18.

Alexeyev said that Novy Urengoy has become a 311–m city of Russia where filed notification on holding LGBT rallies. Activists have tried to reconcile the shares in the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district Salekhard, but was refused. The case was forwarded to the ECHR.

In September the Zhigulevsk city court in Samara region declared illegal the ban on the pride parade made the local administration. 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 city administration to re-consider the application within three days. The organizer of this action was also made by Alekseev.

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