Largest LGBT rights rally in Russia, with police support

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IDAHOT celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Queerussia.info) IDAHOT celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Queerussia.info)

Today’s 250-strong celebration in St. Petersburg of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia was Russia’s largest LGBT rally ever, according to Queer Russia and Coming Out. The event was peaceful, benefiting from growing support from the police. As Coming Out activist Polina Andrianova said, “If last year the police did their job but their homophobia was clear, this year we felt we had a true ally.”  The two LGBTI rights groups’ report is below. See it at Queerussia.info and on the Coming Out website for more information and more photos.

St. Petersburg’s IDAHO became a true celebration of solidarity and pride

Over 350 people celebrated IDAHO today in the center of St. Petersburg on Marsovo Pole, this event becoming the largest LGBT rally as of today in Russia. Representatives of “Coming Out”, the Russian LGBT Network, Side by Side…

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