The mayoralty of Novosibirsk denied LGBT activists to hold a gay pride parade due to the fact that the March route announced by the organizers, violates Federal and local regulations. On Friday , announced the press-service of city administration.

On Wednesday, November 16, the Committee on cooperation with the administrative bodies of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk was adopted and registered the application for holding in Novosibirsk marches in support of tolerant attitude and respect for the rights and freedoms of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender minorities in Russia.

Two days later it became known that in the event applicants are denied. This decision was due to the necessity of compliance with the provisions of the local law “On ensuring conditions for the holding of public events”, according to which prohibited the holding of public events in buildings and facilities occupied by the organizations of culture, physical culture and sports organizations, children’s agencies and educational organizations.

Earlier, LGBT activists filed a notice to Department of public safety of Sverdlovsk region on the holding in Ekaterinburg, on 8 November, two rallies and a gay pride parade. However, the Department denied them permission to hold these public events. The ban was motivated by the fact that Russia banned the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.

In September LGBT activists have applied to hold a gay pride parades in many cities – Saint-Petersburg, Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Kursk, Orel, Kaluga, Tula, Tver, Vladimir, Yaroslavl and Tyumen, but all were rejected under various pretexts, although two years ago in St. Petersburg without any emergency was agreed with the city authorities, a meeting of LGBT activists.

The Moscow authorities since 2006, was denied to the LGBT community in the conduct of any public events. However, in October 2010, the European court of human rights in Strasbourg recognized the bans on gay parades in the capital in 2006, 2007 and 2008 contrary to the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. After this the city authorities in 2012 decided to ban gay pride parades in Moscow for 100 years.

The founder of Moscow gay pride Nikolai Alekseev said that “all the failures of the authorities in the coordination of our public events will be contested in the courts and, if necessary, brought to the European court of human rights”. According to the portal GayRussia.Ruactivists of the Moscow gay pride officially notified the authorities of Elista, Astrakhan and Volgograd on the holding of gay pride parades and LGBT meetings, scheduled for mid-November.

The mayoralty of Novosibirsk denied LGBT activists to hold a gay pride parade 18.11.2016

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