The court upheld the authority of the city of Tula and Yefremov, who banned gay pride parade

Tula. January 12. INTERFAX – Efremovsky district of the Tula region court upheld the decision of the authorities of the city Yefremov, the refusal to hold public events with the participation of sexual minorities, reported “Interfax” the press Secretary of regional management of judicial Department Olga Dyachuk.

The court stated that December 1, 2017, the head of administration of the city of Efremov were filed notification on holding three public events in support of sexual and gender minorities. In particular, it was supposed to hold a picket calling for the observance of constitutional rights of sexual and gender minorities to freedom of peaceful Assembly on the inadmissibility of their discrimination. Also, the organizers wanted to hold a gay pride parade in support of tolerant attitude and respect for the rights and freedoms of persons of homosexual orientation and gender minorities.

The event was supposed to take place near the youth and teen centre “October” a total of up to 300 people, and the parade through the streets of Ephraim had to walk past one of the schools.

4 Dec power Efremova informed the organizers about the refusal to hold all three events. The plaintiffs felt that the municipality violated their rights, and appealed to the district court.

Previously, the gay parade was banned in Tula.

Yefremov is located in the South of the Tula region, there are more than 50 thousand people.