2010-06-29 16:04:00

Organizers of gay prides in Moscow and Petersburg have chosen dates for their actions in 2011

St. Petersburg, June 29, Interfax The Organizational Committee of the Slavic gay pride specified the date of its parades in Moscow, Petersburg and Minsk in 2011.

It is planned to hold a gay pride in Moscow on May 28, in Minsk and "Northern capital" on June 11 and June 25, 2011 correspondingly, message of the organizational committee conveyed to Interfax reads.

The 3rd gay pride will be timed for the next anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that marked the beginning of the modern world gay movement.

The first Slavic gay pride took place in Moscow on May 16, 2009. About 40 activists of gay movement were detained in Vorobyovy Gory. During the second Slavic gay pride in Minsk on May 15, 2010, the law enforcement agencies arrested eight participants in the event. According to the organizational committee, two of St. Petersburg residents detained during the manifestation are still under arrest waiting for the trial.