Violence Against LGBT People In St. Petersburg Becoming Systemic

posted 19 Jun 2012, 03:27 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Jun 2012, 03:28 ]
Source: (info), 15/06/12 

· Leningrad region and St. Petersburg  · Sexual minorities 

Members of the Straights for LGBT Equality Alliance have expressed serious concern at the way the situation has developed following the 12th June attack on gay rights activists by a nationalist group. According to the organisation’s media office, aggression aimed at LGBT people and heterosexual people who support them is becoming systemic in the northern capital, with no action taken by police. Their statement reads: “On 12th June, less than a month since the 17th May attack in the centre of St. Petersburg by unknown masked individuals on a bus carrying migrant workers, mistaken for people taking part in the traditional government-approved Rainbow Flashmob, LGBT activists and heterosexual people protesting against discrimination towards their fellow citizens, friends and loved ones, were targeted again”, Rosbalt Information Agency reports. [Read more]