Moldovan activists keep site of gay-pride march secret
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||16 May 2014|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Moldovan activists keep site of gay-pride march secret, 16 May 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/53a13a1b11.html [accessed 2 October 2016]|
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May 16, 2014
By RFE/RL's Moldovan Service
CHISINAU – Gay-rights activists in Moldova said they are keeping the location of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights march in Chisinau secret for security reasons.
The officially approved march, which is scheduled for May 17, is part of a weeklong "Rainbow Over the Dniester" LGBT festival that will include several other events.
Moldova held two small LGBT marches last year, the first-ever in the country.
Previous attempts had been banned by local authorities or were attacked by Orthodox Church supporters.
On May 15, Moldovan gay rights group GenderDoc-M awarded prizes to two psychologists and a youth center for their work in the LGBT community.
They also gave a "diploma of gratitude" to RFE/RL's Moldovan Service for its reporting on LGBT issues.