The city of Moscow has banned a commemorative tribute to the gay, lesbian and transgender victims of the Holocaust because it could “influence” children on homosexuality.
Via Gay Star News:
Around 20 participants applied to hold a peaceful event in Kudrinskaya Square in Moscow on 5 November. The intention of the tribute was to also spread the message about not repeating past mistakes and ensuring something like the Holocaust never happens again. But the authorities rejected the application, saying paying tribute to gay victims of Nazi Germany could potentially “influence” children on homosexuality.
Additionally Moscow has recently denied approval of two LGBT rallies. One to highlight the importance of combating homophobia in sport and the other for Russia to join the Schengen Agreement to allow the LGBT community freedom of movement in a single visa.
But remember the International Olympic Committee thinks Russia and FABULOUS and a perfect choice for the 2014 Games. Just like the IOC did in 1936 when they were held in Berlin under Adolf Hitler.