Manchester Pride to Send Messages of Support to LGBT in its twin St Petersburg

Big Weekend visitors asked to send their messages of strength and hope to the LGBT community of Manchester’s sister city of St Petersburg Manchester Pride Trustees today announced that this year’s Big Weekend festival will be dedicated to the LGBT people of St Petersburg, currently experiencing persecution following the introduction of homophobic and transphobic legislation. Despite […]

Milan Dumps Twin over Homophobic Bill

Milan city has voted to cut ties with its twin in Russia – St Petersburg – until it gets rid of its anti-homosexual propoganda legislation muzzling LGBT groups and free speech. The motion to suspend the 45 year old relationship between the two partners was proposed by the Radical Party’s Marco Cappato and was comfortably […]

St. Petersburg: We're Unspeakable

SAINT PETERSBURG: The governor of Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg signed a new law against “homosexual propaganda”, in defiance of protests that it discriminates against gays, the city said Sunday. Saint Petersburg governor Georgy Poltavchenko signed the law — which promises fines for anyone found to have spread gay propaganda among minors — after it was […]