The BBC and Russian News Media are reporting that for the second time in two years, Russian gays and lesbians are going to be refused a permit to assemble and march even though they are supposed to have a constitutional right to assemble and protest. They want to assemble and march on May 27th.
If you remember last year, when Russian gays and lesbians attempted to gather, many of them were beaten and arrested.
Here's their website for more information:http://www.gayrussia.ru/en/news/detail.php?ID=9174
But I would like to suggest that people contact the Russian Embassy if they feel Russia should intervene with the Moscow City Mayor *and* protect the peaceful expression of human rights from neo-nazi violence. i.e. gays and lesbians shouldn't be refused the right to assemble based on safety issues caused by threats by neo-nazis and the religious right.
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