Reblogged from gaywrites
A court in Moscow ruled Friday that gay pride celebrations in the city are still banned for the next 100 years.
The decision upheld an earlier ruling, when the government responded to activist requests to hold a pride parade by saying they could do no such thing from March 2012 until May 2112. Russia also issued a law banning “gay propaganda,” or public speech in favor of gay rights, earlier this year.
Nikolay Alekseyev, a Russian LGBT community leader and event organizer, said he intended to appeal the decision to Moscow’s highest court, and eventually to the European Court of Human Rights. Alekseyev told reporters in 2011 that he and LGBT supporters never expected to actually receive a license for the parade but needed a formal refusal to file a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights.
Not a great time to be gay in Russia - not that there’s ever been a great time for it. Alekseyev seems convinced this battle isn’t over, so let’s hang in there and see what happens next.
This fucking blows. Why can’t people just get over themselves?