In Nikolaev the organization of gays and lesbians filed a lawsuit against the City Council. Hearing will take place on Thursday

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On October 22 at ten o'clock the Central district court of the city of Nikolaev "LEAGUE" in 2008 a flashmob - actions will start considering case concerning a ban Executive committee of the Nikolaev city council of carrying out by the Nikolaev association of gays, lesbians and bisexuals.

The LIGA association addressed in August, 2009 in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Supreme council of justice with the complaint concerning violation by the judge of the Central district court of the city of NikolaevV. Aleynikovconsideration of lawsuit which was it is sent on October 23, 2008 to court.

On September 29, 2009 the Judicial council of the Nikolaev area sent Association letters "LEAGUE" on No. M-554-09 in which reported the following: "Check established that in carrying out the Central district court of Nikolaev really there is your statement of claim. On August 3, 2009 judgeV. Aleynikovthe proceeding" is opened.

We remind that on May 16-17, 2008 in Nicolae there had to take place information action with the flashmob elements, devoted May 17 - to the International day of counteraction of a homophobia, within campaign "All different - all equal" which annually takes place in the European countries. This day in the world is directed on drawing attention to problems of human rights violation, humiliation of advantage, prosecution and discrimination on signs of sexual orientation and gender identity. The organizer of this information action - the Nikolaev Association of gays, lesbians and bisexuals "LEAGUE". The purpose of an action there was an overcoming of bias and stereotypes concerning people of homosexual orientation. The program of actions consisted of placement of posters on advertizing boards of the city, holding three street actions by employees of the organization and volunteers of the Nikolaev Resource Center and display of the documentary film on the basis of office for representatives of LGBT - community.

On May 16 at 9:00, namely in day of holding an action, the Nikolaev Association of gays, lesbians and bisexuals "LEAGUE" the representative of the city power of.Nikolaev I handed over the written message on a ban of carrying out any actions and actions in the specified time. The motivation of a ban consisted in the following, the quote: "Carrying out this action creates danger to a public order, intrudes upon leisure and balance, induces to mass collisions and the conflicts".

We consider actions of the city power illegal therefore the management of Association appealed to court with intentions to defend the rights of gays and lesbians for freedom of meeting in a judicial order. We promise to inform you on a further course of events.


The Nikolaev Association of gays, lesbians and bisexuals "LEAGUE" (Nikolaev, Ukraine) - the non-profitable public organization registered by the Nikolaev city executive committee on December 26, 1996. The association was founded for the sake of association of people гомо - and bisexual orientation for the purpose of their integration into the Ukrainian society through lobbying of interests of LGBT - community (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders), carrying out educational work on promotion of a healthy lifestyle, providing various services for LGBT - community in the south of Ukraine. Today thanks to work of volunteers and employees of Association, and also with support of our partners and fondodatel we develop partnership with the government and public institutions at national and international levels.


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