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Russian Gay Rights Activists Have Signs Burned and Pelted With Eggs at International Women’s Day Rally

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Anti-LGBT violence in Russia still continue on a daily basis despite the lack of reporting now that the Olympics are over.

In the latest attacks a group of armed men were arrested in Moscow yesterday after they disrupted a gay rights demonstration for International Women’s Day by throwing eggs at the demonstrators and setting fire to their placards. 12 of whom were arrested after the attacks and are reported to have also been carrying concealed knives, crowbars, and machetes.

LGBT activists Igor Iasine, Nikolay Bayev, Evgeniy Pisemsky, as well as several members of the Moscow Rainbow Association and other participants held rainbow flags and placards against homophobia and sexism yesterday.

According to Grani.ru, Russian police demanded that rainbow flags should be removed from the rally shortly after the demonstration started, but allowed anti-gay protestors to continue.  Violence broke out shortly after, when a group of armed thugs attacked the LGBT campaigners with eggs and attempted to burn down their placards.

Source: PinkNews.co.uk

Video – Actor Daniel Craig Dons Drag For International Womens Day PSA

The two-minute short, specially commissioned for last years International Women’s Day, sees 007 star Daniel Craig undergo a dramatic makeover as he puts himself, quite literally, in a woman’s shoes.

Directed by acclaimed ‘Nowhere Boy’ director/conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood, scripted by Jane Goldman (‘Kick Ass’) and featuring the voice of Dame Judi Dench reprising her role as ‘M’, the film will was screened in UK cinemas and streamed online in a bid to highlight the levels of inequality that persist between men and women in the UK and worldwide. It is the first film featuring Bond to be directed by a woman.