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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Russian Gay Activist Tells London
Audience He Will Fight On

via & UK Gay News
Photo: UK Gay News
Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev with Derek Lennard (left),
Andrew Copson and George Broadhead (right) at the annual lunch of GALHA.

(Moscow) – Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev has vowed to fight on after Moscow Pride 2006 was officially banned by Moscow’s mayor and the resulting protest was disrupted.

A lawyer who lives and works in Moscow, Alekseev is the founder and head of Project Gay Russia and the executive secretary of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO).

He has been actively challenging homophobia in Russia for the last four years and took a leading role in the planning of Moscow Pride. He has also has been very active in campaigns in other Eastern European countries, notably Latvia.

The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) flew him in from Moscow to speak at its public meeting concerning homophobia in Eastern Europe on Friday and for its annual lunch as guest-of-honour and keynote speaker on the following day...continue via


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