Crimean authorities denied LGBT activists to hold a gay parade

The authorities of Simferopol, Kerch, Dzhankoy, Feodosia, Krasnoperekopsk and Armyansk had rejected the application to hold a gay parade in these settlements. About this on his page “Vkontakte” said the leader of the Moscow LGBT community, Nikolai Alexeyev.

“The authorities of Sochi have banned the marches in the gay pride parade and two LGBT-pickets following the administrations of Kerch, Feodosia, Dzhankoi, Simferopol and Armyansk”, — he wrote.

Alekseev said that he was going to appeal against these refusals in the Crimean courts. He also added that “if necessary,” the matter will be brought before the Supreme Court of Russia and the European Court of human rights.

In November 2016, the authorities banned LGBT activists from holding public events in Novosibirsk, in October, in Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk and Penza. In September refused to agree on holding a gay pride parade in Tyumen, Kaluga, Tula, Tver, Saint-Petersburg, Vladimir and Yaroslavl. The organizers appealed against these decisions in the courts.