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Moscow court bans gay pride for next 100 years

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Moscow court bans gay pride for next 100 years

BY NATASHA BARSOTTI – A report on gazeta.ru says a Moscow city court has upheld a ruling banning gay pride parades for the next 100 years.

The Tverskoi district court had previously ruled that Moscow authorities' decision to prohibit gay public events from March 2012 to May 2112 was legal.

According to the report, gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev said a loophole was found in legislation that did not set limits on the timeframe for seeking approval for mass public events. Alexeyev says activists then bombarded Moscow city authorities with 102 applications to stage Pride parades over the next century. 

Alexeyev said there was no expectation that the parade applications would be approved. Rather, the idea was to generate a case that they could then appeal to a higher court in Russia, and if that failed, take the matter to the European Court of Human Rights. 

"We wanted to see the reaction so we could show the European Court of Human Rights that it's not just past events which are banned illegally but also the future events," Alexeyev told Gay Star News."It was a way for us to show the absurdity of the system for gaining permission for public events," he added.

Pride events, not to mention queer rights, are under siege in the region, as reflected in the incremental passage of anti-gay gag laws in Russian cities and in the attempt to pass similar legislation in Ukraine.

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Russian leaders are aware
Russian leaders are aware that it will likely be the lgbtqp culture that leads their experience of democracy and free will and minds will be simultaneously felt by others around the world. Syria has seen the world do NOTHING but observe the obvious intentions....HOST or HOSTAGE to FEAR. Red or Blue pill... kinda like Everetts alternate dimensional model or Bohms.... WAKE UP RUSSIANS and others will stand with you. This community is attacked to set an example for false sense of control. ATTENTION = ENERGY Fight it all you like... whats beyone I AM. WE ARE! Klingons all.
then why is a vancouver civic
then why is a vancouver civic theatre hosting "swan lake" on june 13-14, 2012, by a russian ballet?
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