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10 Cities in Central Russia Refuse to Hold 'Gay Pride' Parades

The events are incompatible with the moral values held by the majority of Russians


The Administrations of Voronezh and Tambov do not approve of LGTB activists' applications for holding meetings and marches in support of sexual minorities in Russia planned for early October.

The Voronezh administration received notification about a gay pride parade planned for October 10 and a meeting against the Federal Law banning the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors on October 13.

"Considering the fact that they wanted to promote non-traditional sexual relations among minors, they were refused as there is a ban on spreading information inflicting harm to children's health and development," the press service of the Voronezh mayor's office told Interfax.

The Tambov administration also told the agency that they did not agree to hold events aimed at "attracting public attention to non-traditional sexual relations."

Authorities of certain cities of the Central Federal District - Tula, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Belgorod, Vladimir, Oryol, Ryazan and Kursk refused to allow representatives of the LGTB community to hold gay pride parades.

 
 

 


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