IDAHOT Flashmob in Murmansk commemorates victims of homophobia and transphobia


LGBT activists and their supporters organized a Rainbow Flashmob in Murmansk, Russia, to mark IDAHOT on May 17th. “The weather was nice, the mood of the participants was cheerful,” said Sergey Alekseenko, chair of the LGBT organization Maximum.
The event started with a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of homophobia and transphobia. Candles and balloons with black ribbons symbolized the mourning of the families and friends of the victims.
The balloons then filled the blue sky with Rainbow colors. The event was sanctioned by the local municipality and involved 50 participants. No homophobic or transphobic attacks took place throughout the event.

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