Russian gay activists will be protesting the governor of Tambov's violent and homophobic comments on Friday October 10th. If this goes down successfully without police intervention it will be the first officially authorized gay demonstration in Russia. The mayor of Tambov has approved the demonstration and activists are also in talks with the local government about holding a gay pride rally there on Oct 18th. Meanwhile activists will be rallying for a criminal investigation of the governor.
"Earlier this year, in May, he declared in an interview to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” about gays : “Tolerance?! To hell! Faggots should be torn apart. And their pieces should be thrown in the wind”." (Gay Russia)The demonstration will take place on the Square facing the Sports Palace "Kristall" where all public events are conducted in Tambov.
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