We invite you to affirm Pride with us outside the Russian consulate in Edinburgh at lunchtime on Monday 28th May. (See: History of Pride Moscow
Two greetings cards will be on display from April onwards at the LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre
in Howe Street, about 20 minutes walk from the consulate. We hope as many LGBT people and allies as possible will sign them, or send their own message
One card bears the message:
- The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of Scotland send our congratulations to Moscow for their success in holding a peaceful Moscow Gay Pride in 2011, and best wishes for future Pride celebrations.
The other card says:
- The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of Scotland send our commiserations to Moscow for the failure to hold a peaceful Moscow Gay Pride in 2011, and best wishes for future Pride celebrations.
On Monday 28th May we'll hand one of those cards into the consulate. Which one?
That depends on the city of Moscow. The European Court of Human Rights have ruled that Moscow has no right to ban Pride. "Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association." (Amnesty International has called on the Moscow city authorities to overturn their ban
Equality Network, 30 Bernard Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6PR