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Moscow set to allow first ever gay pride parade in the city

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  1. And about time too. Jolly good!

  2. Jock S. Trap 26 Apr 2011, 3:22pm

    Good to hear, lets hope it is safe for all to take part with the respect they deserve.

    1. Don’t hope. Russians hate gays.

  3. Good for them. One thing though- that placard Peter Tatchell is holding is so juvenile I’m actually mortified for him. It so dumb and unfunny, it resembles a GCSE art student project.

  4. Fine until the cameras go home and they’re left to defend themselves. Fanny Anne eddy addressed the UN and was hailed as brave and courageous and she was. That didnt stop her neck being broken and now she’s forgotten. She was given false hope and it cost her life.

  5. José Merentes 26 Apr 2011, 5:21pm

    It deeply concerns me that the Moscow Pride could become the same open air disco it has resulted everywhere else. It should be an occasion to show that the only thing we look for is equality and a tranquil life.

    1. musclelad23 26 Apr 2011, 5:51pm

      Yeah, but we also have the right to party and be happy like I’m sure the people of moscow get to do every single night.

      1. What party? You are unrealistic about Russia.

    2. There will be no tranquility. For sure. You have no idea how violent Russians are toward gays. Just take a look how they badly beat up poor idealistic Tatchell…

      1. Jock S. Trap 28 Apr 2011, 8:57am

        Something wrong with that comment, now what is it?

  6. What a nasty and mean spirited placard Tatchell is holding. Is attacking others in a derogatory way really going to help the gay rights movement.

    1. Tatchell has misjudgments very often. No wonder that he was badly beaten in Moscow in the past… Poor fella!…

    2. But not as mean spirited as what the man on the placard describes LGBT as. The placard doesn’t incite hatred, what the the pope says about us does.

  7. Philosopher 26 Apr 2011, 11:17pm

    This is fake news. Mr Alekseev, one of the organizers of the parade, made it up.
    “Moscow, April 26, Interfax – The Moscow regional security department has denied that a gay pride parade in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square, which is scheduled for May 28, has been authorized.

    “They have not received permission,” a source in the department told Interfax.

    “And they are not likely to get it, even under the guise of a cultural and educational action,” the source said.

    1. Perhaps you are correct. He is known for false statements in the past. Even very well known and veteran Russian human rights defender L. Alekseeva (no relation to N. Alekseyev) stated publicly that N. Alekseyev make out a lot of lies. She said she personally encountered that facts….

      Well, let wait and see what’s will happen there.

  8. I can say to all foreigners who might will come to Russia – stay away from this event because you will be attacked by very angry mobs.

    Take care guys!

    Best wishes for all, gays and anti-gays!

  9. David Myers 28 Apr 2011, 7:36am

    This is advice of the worst kind Rich. Visitor gays and lesbians who are in Moscow at the time should line the streets of Moscow in support of their gay and lesbian sisters and brothers, not cower in fear, because some appologist says so. If we left it up to people like you Rich, gay/lesbian rights would never have happened. Thank God for the Queens of Stonewall who never listened to nay-sayers like you. You should be ashamed for your advice.

    1. Jock S. Trap 28 Apr 2011, 8:58am

      Here! Here!

  10. 2 Rich
    Dear Rich, don’t be so hard on Russians, not all of them are homophobic and hate gays. It is only one part of the multifaceted Russian society.

  11. Why ?? Bad ideal .. God would say no to GAY PEOPLE GETTING MARRY..

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