The Russian LGBTs applied for holding gay pride parades in three cities of Crimea: Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol.
This was reported by the unofficial leader of the LGBT movement in Russia Nikolai Alekseev.
Alekseev hopes that the movement supporters from Moscow, St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia will arrive to participate in the events in Crimea.
In his turn, the so-called “head” of Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that the local authorities would not allow any gay pride parades. “The authorities will not allow something that is contrary to the moral values of the peoples of Crimea and that the overwhelming majority of Crimeans finds indignant and disgusting,” he said.
It the same time the Crimean “Premier” does not find such an approach unfair. “There is no discrimination at all. We do not poach on somebody’s preserves; let everyone live at his own wish. But we have to protect people, especially our youth, from those events, which are aimed to take a heavy toll on the moral health of the nation,” he stated.