30/8/2014 22:13
RIA Novosti

Society

Moscow mayor pledges no gay pride parades on his watch

Topic: Gay Propaganda Ban in Russia

23:27 24/11/2011
MOSCOW, November 24 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Yuri Luzhkov, minority rights, Sergei Sobyanin, Saint Petersburg, Moscow

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reiterated on Thursday his opposition to the holding of gay pride events in the Russian capital.

“My opinion has not changed,” Sobyanin told the Moscow-based Ekho-Moskvy radio station. He said most Muscovites would be against the staging of a gay pride parade, and that their opinion had to be “respected.”

Sobyanin’s predecessor in the post, Yury Luzhkov, once famously described gay pride events as “Satanic.”

The mayor’s comments came a day after St. Petersburg’s city legislature postponed debate on a bill imposing fines for the promotion of homosexuality after lawmakers failed to agree on its “legal definitions.”

The bill, passed nearly unanimously in the first of the three readings needed to write it into law last Wednesday, effectively outlaws any gay pride events.

If adopted, it would allow authorities to impose fines of up to 50,000 rubles ($1,600) for “public activities promoting sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgender identity”.

Amnesty International condemned the bill as a “thinly veiled attempt” to fuel discrimination against St. Petersburg’s gay community.

 

  • Add to blog
  • Send to friend
  • Share

Add to blog

You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.

Publication code:

Preview:

RIA NovostiSergei SobyaninMoscow mayor pledges no gay pride parades on his watch

23:27 24/11/2011 Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reiterated on Thursday his opposition to the holding of gay pride events in the Russian capital.>>

Send by e-mail

All fields are required!




Leave a comment
  • arnoldvinette@yahoo.comThe more gay phobic you are the more likely you're gay
    08:23, 25/11/2011
    This is not a good sign for Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

    It has been my experience in life that the more gay phobic you are the more likely that you are gay.

    So without saying another word Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin is stating quite publicly that he is gay and doesn't want anyone to know it.

    Honestly Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin you cannot catch being gay. You either are or you are not.

    And for those who are gay, there is no reason why the city of Moscow cannot allow them to celebrate their uniqueness.

    To not allow a gay parade shows insecurity and weakness. I would hate for the people of Moscow to be lead by a man of such great insecurity and weakness.

    I would have thought that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev would have chosen a stronger leader for the city of Moscow. A leader that can embrace all the people of the city of Moscow regardless of their sexual preference.

    This type of leader does not instill a sense of worthiness for this important position.

    This is only my opinion of course, but it is made by someone who is not gay, but proudly recognizes the fact that people have different sexual orientations and each of these people is important to society.

    The gay residents of Moscow deserve to have their parade to celebrate their uniqueness to Moscow society and the important roles that they play within their society.

    A gay Moscow parade shows acceptance for Moscovites that do not fit the normal stereo types.

    Once Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin begins discriminating against the gay Moscovites it makes it 10x easier to discriminate against other Moscovites who do not fit your personal opinion of what is normal and what is not normal.

    Be very careful what this road leads down.

    Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin should be removed from power, he is the wrong person to run Moscow. He is the old guard and the old guard needs to be retired in favour of a much younger man or woman with much more liberal views.

    Only then can the city of Moscow move forward into the 21st century.

    The gay parade is not about celebrating gay people. It is all about celebrating the differences of everyone in Moscow society.

    Tolerance for all Moscovites must first and foremost be shown by the mayor of Moscow, if Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin cannot show this tolerance for all Moscovites then he must step down from power to be replaced with a mayor that his tolerance and understanding.

    Arnold Vinette
    Ottawa, Canada
  • bielecTo Arnold Vinette and all readers
    12:44, 25/11/2011
    I must strongly disagree with you my friend. There is no evidence that being gay-phobic shows that you are a gay. It certainly has not been my experience or any of my friends'.

    I think you do not see the real issues involved here.

    "Straight" people do not demonstrate their uniqueness by parading in underware in public places and advertising their sexual preferences. Neither should gay people. What they do in their bedrooms is their private business - but don't bring this out to the streets and start demoralizing our children. I see some of the gay parades in the West (including Toronto) and I must tell you that the behaviour as well as the appearances observed there make me sick to my stomach.

    Besides, just like feminism, and invasion of xxx websites, homosexualism is supported and financed by relatively well known forces bent on destroing traditional family model as well as traditional religious, cultural, and national values. This is a long process and is being introduced deliberately to demoralize and weaken the society in order to destabilize the country in the future.

    Let me remind you a relevant quote:

    “To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.”
    - Author: Dr. G. Brock Chisholm, psychiatrist, co-founder of the World Federation of Mental Health and Director of the UN World Health Organization (1948-53).

    Who and to what end wants to achieve this world government and the New World Order - we already know.

    Hold on, Russians, don't let the worms eat you and steal your country from you!


Рейтинг@Mail.ru
© 2014  RIA Novosti
Some material may be inappropriate for those under 18