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St. Petersburg gays hope for an understanding of the authorities

May 3 2007

Gay pride parade to be held in St. Petersburg, will gather in their ranks about 2 thousand people. This was stated by the organizing committee for the gay pride parade. According to organizers, in support of the motion alterseksualov, initiates the action, has already made a number of foreign and domestic actors, including well-known defender of the rights of sexual minorities Edward Murzin.

Two weeks prior to the filing spokesman of the organizing committee for the gay pride parade Alexander Kazantsev hoped for understanding from the head of the administration of St. Petersburg Valentina Matvienko.

Non-political character of the action, according to Polyansky, should contribute to the normal perception of the civil initiative by the authorities. "Strategically minded people understand that resisting change is not worth it when they do not carry threats", - believes Polyansky. Co-Chair of the organizing committee for the gay pride parade Anatoli Gordeev said that the organizers of the action from the authorities are waiting for an understanding regarding the implementation of their constitutional rights and liberties, according to Pravda.Ru.

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