Sunday, 29 May 2011

Moscow Pride: Oh Those Russians!

18 gay rights activists were arrested at Moscow Pride yesterday.
As per usual there were counter-protests and attacks by Neo-Nazis and Orthodox Christians - with some say some collusion with the police.
Live blog, photos and video on UK Gay News.
The rally had - for the sixth time - been denied a permit by the Mayor of Moscow, despite Russia having been condemned and fined by the European Court of Human Rights last year for banning gay parades in Moscow.
Google News Search brings up 79 news stories about this from around the world.
Coverage in the UK papers today - zero.

Update: Brilliantly mad - and hilariously badly translated - anti-gay German Christian report here.
"Homo foreign criminals arrested. In Moscow on imported gay sex fiend organized provocation of brave Christians have been successfully defeated..."

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