St. Petersburg Pride Held in Russia Despite City Denial

Published Date Author: , July 28th, 2014

russia pride event field of mars150 people gathered to attend an LGBTI pride event in a public park in Russia, despite being told by Russian authorities they should hold the event at a landfill site. The event was held yesterday (26 July) at the Field of Mars park in St Petersburg, a public park where federal law decrees such an event was allowed to be held.

The pride rally was organized by gay rights group Ravnopraviye (Equality), even though they were banned from marching, because of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law.

The group had previously applied for a permit from city authorities to hold a pride march but were flatly refused.

By Liam Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Other Gay Travel Events

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