Moscow Pride 2010 - Successful For the 1st Time

  • metta

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    May 29, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    Moscow Pride 2010

    Moscow Pride 2010: a success

    We are happy to report that we have been able to illegally march in Moscow today. The march was relatively short, around 5 minutes, but we managed to fool the police and the anti pride protesters. It was a real military operation. We had given a meeting point to a group of selected journalists which we took for a 3 hours excursions around Moscow until they reached the pride spot at 1.15pm. Then, when they arrived, the march started and everyone came out waiving a 20 meters Rainbow Flag that had been symbolically made in Minsk. The march started in a very symbolical location for us, from the Belarusakaya train station (from where train from/to Minsk are going) on Leningradsky Prospect which goes to St Petersburg. This was a way for us to symbolically link Minsk and St Petsreburg Prides to Moscow Pride as we are all members of the Slavic Pride.



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  • handsoffire

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    May 30, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    And now to plan our next step!
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    May 30, 2010 7:19 AM GMT
    congrats! fifth time's the charm... i was getting despondant when year after year there kept being violent clashes... although i am still disappointed it had to be secret (the title of the thread implied the city had ALLOWED the parade), i am so glad no one got hurt this time!!

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    May 30, 2010 7:21 AM GMT
    I am very, very happy to know this, since the Pride here in Bulgaria hasn't been very easy as well.
    Hope next year you guys can do it even better! icon_smile.gif
  • metta

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    Jun 29, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    Looks like it did not go as well in St. Petersburg:

    Russian Police Arrest LGBT Advocates at St. Petersburg Pride

    I heard from someone that attended the Moscow one that the people that go to these risk a lot in doing so. They can loose their homes, their jobs, etc. The neo-nazi's and religious fanatics can make it even more dangerous as well.