Ural Pride Week festival dedicated to the topic of LGBT started in Yekaterinburg. The local LGBT Resource Center, in cooperation with the Artkvadrat Space, Lush Cosmetics Company, and other partners became, its organizers.
From September 7 to 13, they will hold both offline and online events of the festival – that’s what the resource center’s lawyer, Anna Plusnina, said. In particular, they planned a tour through LGBT-related places, a workshop “Neutrality in Fashion and Makeup Today,” and a couple of parties.
Discussions “Bisexuality from B to I” and “Feminism and Transgenderism” will be held in an online format. People under the age of 18 will not be allowed to participate in the events.
Earlier, the local blogger Sergei Kolyasnikov called on his subscribers to send an appeal to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the FSB to verify the legality of the event. According to “It’s My City”, on September 4 the Prosecutor’s Office of Yekaterinburg issued a warning to the organizers of Ural Pride Week to warn against breaking the law during the festival.
The LGBT Resource Center is a social and legal project that has been working in the Sverdlovsk region since 2014. The Center provides free psychological and legal assistance, as well as events for LGBT people.