Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on September 28, 2010
Moscow, Russia – Longtime homophobic Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has been fired after he banned all Gay Pride Parades for years, calling them “satanic.” Let’s hope his replacement does better.
Looks like his temporary replacement will be Deputy Mayor Vladimir Resin. Russian gay activists have long been fighting against and protesting Mayor Luzhkov for his virulently anti-gay policies.
Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev initiated a huge political shake-up by firing Moscow’s malignantly anti-gay mayor, Yuri Luzhkov yesterday.
The sackings comes after Luzhkov, who has been Moscow’s mayor for two decades, became increasingly vocal in his criticism of Medvedev and, attempted to create a rift between the President and Vladimir Putin, the former President and current Prime Minister whom many say still controls the country.