Saturday, May 16, 2009

Russian Police Violently Break Up Moscow Gay Pride Parade

At least 20 people who attempted to hold the annual Gay Pride parade in Moscow have been arrested by police, who ripped the shirt and bra off one female protester, identified as Ksenia Prilebskaya, and roughly pushed her into a police bus. Her glasses fell and she shrieked in apparent pain.

The parade was scheduled to coincide with the EuroVision talent competition, hosted by Moscow. Organizers say they plan to hold another march later in the day.

Although Russia decriminalized homosexuality in 1993, the government has persisted in harassing gays and lesbians, claiming that homosexuality destroys the moral foundations of society. What a coincidence, that's what the right wing says here in the states.

Hmmm. Homosexuality = bad. Bigotry, intolerance and violence = good. I must have been sick the day they covered that in Sunday School.

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