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Russian Gay Rights Activists Stage 'Kiss-In' Protest In Moscow

Dec 19, 2012 | Updated Feb 02, 2016

A group of Russian gay rights advocates were pelted with rotten eggs as they protested a proposed "homosexual propaganda" law in Moscow.

City police eventually broke up the demonstration, which involved a same-sex "kiss-in," and arrested the protestors, according to Gay Star News.

"There was about 15 people there," Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist Nikolai Alekseev told the publication. "There were about four or five couples, male and female, kissing. Then this radical Orthodox activist attacked them physically and with eggs."

He went on to note, "It was quite violent. It was really like the Middle Ages, I would say."

As the Associated Press reported, the State Duma ultimately decided to postpone the debate on the bill, which would introduce sanctions for "providing minors with information on homosexuality," until next month.

Russian LGBT Kiss-In

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