In Minsk on December 6 started Minsk Gay Pride 2013, however, instead of rainbow news, information about events related to the Gay Pride is more like police reports.
Gay Pride organizers have faced problems in the first stage of activities. Institutions in which planned Pride activities, one after another began to refuse to provide their sites.
Information about events Pride appeared in the media on December 2. Organizing Committee announced a series of events – cultural, educational, recreational and public.
In Minsk city executive committee was filed two applications for holding public events, one of which was to be held at the club “Casta Diva”, which was aimed at the LGBT community. Despite the fact that the institution according to the owner of the club is “open to all”, the club director said, that he will causing the police to Pride participants if they will try to organize anything close to the club.
“I do not support these activities. People who organize a gay pride parade, once brought to the grave club “6A” (the club ceased operation in early 2013 after the conference LGBT organizations and problems encountered by owners of establishments with the city authorities – Editor.), And now it same want us to do. This is revenge for the fact that we do not cooperate with him that we did not allow them to collect signatures in support of the gay community of visitors to our club. Also, I am against such parades and other politically sensitive actions that holds the gay community in Belarus “, – said club director Igor Shabetnik.
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