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Next year's Moscow gay pride 'to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the abolition of the persecution of gay sex in Russia'

Posted to GayRussia.eu (translated by Google from Russian):

moscowpridelogonodatebig The Organizing Committee of the Moscow Gay Pride is not going to stop holding their shares in the Russian capital. On Monday, May 28 decision that the Eighth Moscow Gay Pride parade under the theme "20 years without the article," will take place in a wide format 24 to May 26, 2013. According to the founder of Moscow Pride Nikolai Alekseev, "in the next was waiting for us round the historic date - the 20th anniversary of the abolition of criminal prosecution for engaging in homosexual relations in Russia. To mark this date we will gather in Moscow, a major international LGBT conference of Western activists and politicians. " Mr. Alekseev said that "in Moscow has invited the world-famous gay activists, as well as members of the European Parliament and national parliaments of several countries. We also hope that the Gay Pride in Moscow for the first time someone has come from the mayors of foreign cities, being openly gay or lesbian. " Gay activist noted that "we will make the Moscow authorities to agree on our march, in accordance with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, which they continue to ignore and violate the rude." movement founder of Moscow Pride has also promised that "in the near future will be held a full re-branding Moscow Gay Pride, this applies to the entire visualization of motion. Relevant jobs have been sent to professional designers. " Recall that on Sunday May 27 the city authorities for the seventh consecutive dispersed public action of the Moscow Gay Pride, detaining dozens of parties around the Moscow City Duma and the Moscow City Hall. Criminal prosecution for engaging in homosexual relations in Russia was canceled May 27, 1993 after the publication of the law of the relevant changes to the Criminal Code of the RSFSR, signed by then-President Boris Yeltsin.

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