2010-10-04 11:21:00

Gay activists will keep trying to hold rallies in Moscow

Moscow, October 4, Interfax - Representatives of the Russian gay community intend to continue demanding that the Moscow administration allow their rallies, Moscow gay pride parade organizer Nikolay Alexeyev told Interfax.

"I doubt that the position of the new administration of the city will be different from the previous administration's principles. However, we will continue seeking sanctions for our rallies regardless of this and we will contest denials in court," Alexeyev said.

"We are hoping, and I am sure, that the sixth gay pride parade sanctioned by a European court ruling will be held in Moscow in May 2011," he said.

Alexeyev recalled that gay activists conducted their first officially sanctioned rally in central Moscow on Friday.