2010-05-17 12:30:00

Minsk gay pride organizers wonder why even opposition doesn't back them up

Minsk, May 14, Interfax One of organizers of the Slavic gay pride parade 2010 in Minsk Nikolay Alexeyev criticizes Byelorussian opposition as they haven't supported sex minorities parade in the capital.

"These people (leaders of the opposition - IF) haven't done anything to support the idea of gay pride parade in Minsk. They position themselves as great democrats, but do nothing to support rights of sex minorities," Alexeyev said at a press conference on Friday in Minsk.

"What are they afraid of? They go to Europe, meet with politicians, MPs and do nothing to back up sex minorities here," Alexeyev said.