Gay pride parade nixed in Arctic Circle

Moscow, January 20, 2017

Salekhard, Russia. Photo: The Siberian Times Salekhard, Russia. Photo: The Siberian Times

LGBT activists gave a notification of intention to hold two rallies and a march in the Russian town of Salekhard, the closest town to the Arctic Circle, 1200 miles northeast of Moscow. In its turn, town administration gave its refusal, reports Interfax-Religion.

“We received notice of meetings to be held on January 29 and 31, and a march on January 30. It was designed for 300 people. The refusal was sent to the applicant,” stated a representative of the Salekhard press service, explaining that the proposed activities violated the law “On Protection of Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development.”

This was the first time the LGBT community had made such a notification to the administration of Salekhard, and it has already made an appeal to the city court regarding the prohibitions on their events.

The law “On Protection of Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development” was first passed in Russia in 2010, prohibiting the distribution to minors of material depicting violence, unlawful activities, substance abuse, or self-harm, with a 2013 amendment adding a ban on materials propagandizing non-traditional sexual relationships.


Marina Melony Dunsmore 1/20/2017 9:41 pm
I am glad that Russia is beginning to understand true democracy. Thank you Russia.
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