Tag Archives: Nikolai Alexeyev

RUSSIA: High Court Rules Ban On “Gay Propaganda” To Be Constitutional

Via the Russian official state news agency RIA Novisti: Russia’s highest court has ruled that a controversial law banning “gay propaganda” is not in breach of the Constitution. The Constitutional Court dismissed a complaint from Nikolai Alexeyev, a leading gay rights campaigner, that St. Petersburg city council had acted unconstitutionally by passing legislation to ban the promotion of homosexuality among ...

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RUSSIA: Cops Raid Home Of Gay Activist

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HomoQuotable – Nikolai Alekseyev

“It’s official! The organising committee of Moscow Gay Pride and founders of the banned Pride House Sochi decided today against the boycott of Winter Olympics in Sochi and instead to organise Winter Sochi Pride on the day of the opening of Olympic Games on 7 February 2014. Join us! It will be much more effective to draw attention to official ...

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RUSSIA: Gay Activist Storms Off TV Show

During a nationally televised debate on the rights of gay people to assemble and protest, noted activist Nikolai Alekseev ripped off his microphone and stormed off the set. Feast Of Fun reports: GayRussia leader Nikolai Alekseev walked off the set of a national TV debate show this afternoon after accusing the moderator, Vladimir Solovyev, of slanting the show towards homophobes. ...

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Court Approves Moscow Pride

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of Moscow Pride president Nikolai Alexeyev, saying that authorities acted illegally when they banned gay pride in Moscow. City Hall was ordered to pay 12,000 euros in damages to Nikolai Alexeyev and a further 17,500 euros in costs. And gay rights activists believe the ruling opens the way for all ...

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VIDEO: Russian Activists Arrested At Protest Over Moscow’s Anti-Gay Mayor

Eight Russian LGBT activists, including Moscow Pride head Nikolai Alexeyev, were arrested yesterday at a protest rally outside the office of Moscow’s anti-gay mayor. At least eight protesters were arrested when police moved in to disperse the rally outside the mayor’s office. Among them was Russia’s best-known gay rights campaigner, Nikolai Alexeyev, who accused security agents of abducting him last ...

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Russian Activist Nikolai Alekseev Detained By Police Over Gay Pride Complaints

Noted Russian LGBT activist Nikolai Alekseev was taken away by authorities yesterday he attempted to board a flight to Geneva. According to Alekseev, Russia’s government is angry over a complaint he filed with the European Court Of Human Rights over Moscow’s five year old ban on gay pride events. Officials are also demanding that he call off a picket of ...

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BELARUS: Slavic Pride To Defy Ban

Organizers of Slavic Pride say that this weekend’s parade in Minsk, Belarus will go on despite a government ban. Via Russian activist Nikolai Alekseyev: Tomorrow dozens of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Belarusians, alongside straight people, will go to the streets of Minsk to defy the ban and assert their constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression. ...

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Moscow’s Mayor Pledges To Block “Satanic” Gay Pride Parade

Repeating his annual description of gay Pride as “Satanic,” Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has called for the enforcement of laws prohibiting the event, which has taken place in years past despite being banned. “A gay parade… cannot be called anything but a Satanic act,” Yury Luzhkov told an education conference, quoted by Interfax news agency. “We haven’t permitted such a ...

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