Russia’s Anti-Gay Law Kills!


Bloody Performance by Moscow LGBT Activists outside Presidential Administration Building

2 July 2013

On July 2, the LGBT community staged a bloody performance near the entrance to the Presidential Administration Building in Moscow.

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Moscow activists Reida Linn, Niks Nemeni, and Roman Petrishchev were discovered in a pool of blood near the entrance to the Administration Building. Another activist, Alexei Davydov, accompanied the action with a placard. Photographs of recent real victims of homophobia were placed on the activists’ backs.

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Passersby whispered in horror and recorded the event on cameras and telephones. However, within several minutes, police officers recognized it was a staged performance, confiscated Alexei Davydov’s placard (inscribed “Mizulina‘s Law in Action”), and took the activists to Kitai Gorod police precinct.

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“This protest aims to demonstrate the danger of the new anti-LGBT laws, because of which any person, whatever their orientation, can end up in a pool of blood,” the picketers stated by way of explaining their actions.

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