Moscow Upholds Gay Pride March Ban

The Moscow City Court denied appeals made by Moscow Gay Pride organisers over the banning of 145 gay human rights marches that were planned for last May. Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov banned the marches citing “security concerns and prevention of public disorder.” Marchers walked the streets on June 1st illegally and dispersed before riot police arrived. The organisers now plan to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. [UK Gay News]