26 Jun '11, 1am

Gay Protesters Attacked and Detained in Russia

Gay Protesters Attacked and Detained in Russia

While New Yorkers and many others celebrated the historic victory for gay marriage in last night , a handful of Russian protesters participating in an unsanctioned gay pride rally were detained and potentially attacked in St. Petersburg. Photos of the event are available via the Huffington Post , showing that while slow progress is being made in the United States toward LGBT equality, there are still significant challenges and levels of homophobia, even among the United States’ allies. According to the Associated Press , a photographer saw individuals attack the protesters as the police moved in. The arrests were probably no surprise to the Russian gay rights activists, given the fact that there has been significant and repeated hostility toward their cause. A recent New York Times article detailed the results of a recent attempted pride parade held in Moscow last month. “...

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