Russian Gay Activists Plan To Violate Pride Ban

Authorities in St. Petersburg, Russia, have rescinded authorization for a Pride parade after receiving an “enormous” number of requests to ban the event, but LGBT activists intend to march as planned. Fewer than 300 people may show up, but they intend to march without concern for violating the so-called “homosexual propaganda” law passed in March. In May, violent protesters attacked LGBT activists attempting to march in Ukraine.