Moscow Gays Need Our Help

By: Christopher Donaldson
5.14.2010

In 2007, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov emerged from an embittered fight with gay rights activists.  That year he banned the annual Moscow gay pride parade—which led to the arrest of 200 pro-gay marchers—and calld homosexuality "satanic."

During Christmas educational readings in Moscow, Luzhkov said: "For several years, Moscow has experienced unprecedented pressure to conduct a gay pride parade, which cannot be called anything but a Satanic act. We have prevented such a parade and we will not allow it in the future. Everyone needs to accept that as an axiom."

Shame on him.  It's time we hold Luzhkov accountable for his outrageous campaign against LGBT rights.  And that time is now. 

On May 29th, 2010, Moscow LGBT groups will again attempt to hold its gay pride parade and they need our help.  Let Moscow and Luzhkov know that we are watching them and will do whatever it takes to win this fight.  We may have lost the battle in 2007, but we will win this war.

Click here for more information on how you can help and to show your support for the Moscow LGBT community.

Photo:  Gays Without Borders

 

 

Gay rights In 2007, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov emerged from an embittered fight with gay rights activists.  That year he banned the annual Moscow gay pride parade—which led to the arrest of 200 pro-gay marchers—and calld homosexuality "satanic."

During Christmas educational readings in Moscow, Luzhkov said: "For several years, Moscow has experienced unprecedented pressure to conduct a gay pride parade, which cannot be called anything but a Satanic act. We have prevented such a parade and we will not allow it in the future. Everyone needs to accept that as an axiom."

Shame on him.  It's time we hold Luzhkov accountable for his outrageous campaign against LGBT rights.  And that time is now. 

On May 29th, 2010, Moscow LGBT groups will again attempt to hold its gay pride parade and they need our help.  Let Moscow and Luzhkov know that we are watching them and will do whatever it takes to win this fight.  We may have lost the battle in 2007, but we will win this war.

Click here for more information on how you can help and to show your support for the Moscow LGBT community.

Photo:  Gays Without Borders

 

 

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