May 102013

As it became known on Friday May 10, the St. Petersburg authorities have allowed LGBT activists of the local organization of the "Exit" and "-Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality" held on 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a rally in support of the rights of sexual minorities and conviction intolerance.

The venue for the event will be the Champ de Mars, selected by the authorities of St. Petersburg as a so-called Hyde Park - a place where everyone can express their opinions on issues of concern. The action will start in 14 hours.

According to the activist, "Exit" by Olga Lenkova, "today the current law and the bill Petersburg State Duma suggest disparities" and netraditsioonyh traditional marriage. " Such strange rules legitimize discrimination against and so vulnerable social groups - gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people - and encourage the growth of homophobic violence on the ground. So right now we consider it particularly important to remind that homosexuality is a normal variant of sexual orientation. "

Recall that last year the St. Petersburg authorities have coordinated holding shares on May 17 , marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Then, the event was held in Petrovsky Park and ended incidents. Aggressive-minded extremists first tried to disrupt the event, and then attacked a bus carrying migrant workers.

17 May 1990 World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. Russia has moved to the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-10 in 1998, thus confirming the decision.

Since 2005, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is celebrated in a growing number of countries around the world. Activists hold a variety of activities aimed at bringing attention to the problems of the LGBT community and the need to recognize the rights of sexual minorities.

Since March 2012 in St. Petersburg, a law banning so-called propaganda of homosexuality among minors.


Petersburg authorities allowed LGBT activists to speak out against homophobia in Hyde Park

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