The next pride event – Slavic Pride

The next event the WWP project is documenting will be Slavic Pride 2010, held in Minsk, Belarus.  The date was picked to correspond with the International Day Against Homophobia.

Unfortunately, the opposition has succeeded in getting the parade ban, based on a strange technicality.  In the letter the Slavic pride organizers received from city authorities, the decision to ban the parade was based on public events not being allowed to take place within 200 meters of underground pedestrian walkways and metro stops.  This is despite other marches having already taken place along this same route.  While the organizers are still appealing the decision, they also said that some type of protest will take place if the original pride march can not.

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