LGBT activists say they were first allowed to be held in Russia gay pride parade

*** The event will be held in the village with a population of seven people

Ulyanovsk. August 16. INTERFAX – the organizers of the March in support of homosexual people and gender minorities declare that I have received the response of the administration of the city of Novoulyanovsk Ulyanovsk region with a proposal to hold the event in the village of Yabluneve.

One of the organizers, activist of the LGBT movement Nikolai Alekseev has posted on his page in sotsseti “Vkontakte” the answer of the city authorities for notification of the event.

It States that the claimed route of the marchers passes through the Central area of the City and crosses the County fair, where many residents, including minors.

“Given the negative attitude of the population towards such events, in order to avoid conflict situations, as well as violations of the requirements of the Federal law “On protection of children from information harmful to their health and development”, Federal law “On basic guarantees of children’s rights in the Russian Federation” proposed to change the venue of the public event and organize it in a p. Apple at the time you specify” – said in the message signed by the head of the City administration Svetlana Kazarinova.

N. Alekseev said in the message that the population of the settlement Apple is seven.

“And what a name… and even on the Volga-mother with a stunning view,” said the organizer.

“Thus, the first in the history of Russia agreed upon a gay pride parade to be held August 26, 2018 in the village of the Apple town of Novoulyanovsk Ulyanovsk region. Important not to exceed the declared number of participants. Said 300 people. Begin to build the list of participants”, – wrote N. Alekseev.

He also recalled that in 2016, the representatives of the administration of Yoshkar-Ola (Mari El Republic) suggested that the organizers “to hold a gay parade in the village Ignatievo, with a population of more than a hundred inhabitants (though later went back on their word)”.

“Interfax” does not yet have a comment from the administration of the City.