News and Commentary on Arab Women, Palestine, Cultural Politics, and Everything in Between
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Homophobia in Russia
"MOSCOW, May 27 -- Riot police broke up an attempt by gays and lesbians to stage Moscow's first gay pride parade Saturday. Gay activists who attempted to lay flowers near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Kremlin wall and then assemble across from city hall were heckled and assaulted by skinheads, Orthodox Christians and radical nationalists."