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Wednesday 08 April 2009

Russian gay event promoters found guilty

Posted in: International Daily News
By Daily News Staff - 7th April 2009

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Two Russian gay activists have been found guilty of 'promoting homosexuality to minors' and fined 1,500 rubles (NZ$76) each.

The pair had staged carried a banner saying 'Homosexuality is normal' and 'I am proud of my homosexuality' near a school in Ryazan, southeast of Moscow.

The judge ordered the banners to be destroyed.

"We will now file a complaint with the Russian Constitutional Court," said Russian gay rights leader Nikolai Alekseev, who attended the protest but was not charged.

Moscow city has refused to allow LGBT equality groups to hold Pride Marches for several years.