Officials in the Russian capital Moscow confirmed that the city government would not allow a gay pride march scheduled for May 28 because police can not to provide security.
UK Gay News has the report:
With timing best described as ?impeccable?, Moscow City Hall announced this morning that Moscow Gay Pride on May 28 is banned. Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The reasons given by the deputy mayor of Moscow, Ludmila Shvetsova, is because of ?the impossibility to provide security? ? and a high number of letters of protests received by the City Hall against this event.
?The reasons for banning the Moscow Pride this year are exactly the same reasons used in the past years ? and for which the European Court of Human Rights judged against Russia for violating the European Convention on Human Rights, Pride chief organiser Nikolai Alekseev.
?Russia has decided to mark the Day Against Homophobia by showing, once again, its homophobic policy towards its LGBT citizens.
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