Gay activists will protest against Aeroflot in Moscow tomorrow

Protest and petition against Russia’s main airline after they reportedly forced a gay flight attendant to marry a woman

Gay activists will protest against Aeroflot in Moscow tomorrow
08 February 2012

In Moscow tomorrow gay activists will protest outside the offices of Russian airline Aeroflot. As reported by Gay Star News on January 29, Aeroflot allegedly forced a gay flight attendant, Maxim Kupreev, to marry a woman after he set up an LGBT staff group.

One of the protesters Nikolai Alekseev told Gay Star News that he planned to have the largest-ever banner seen on a gay demonstration in Russia. He declined to give details, saying: ‘You will have to wait and see.’

In the meantime, Ruben Salcedo in New York has started a petition on Change.org to the airlines that are members of the Sky Team global alliance with Aeroflot – including KLM, Delta, and Air France – to: ‘condemn the actions of Aeroflot, and to remove Aeroflot from the alliance unless it apologizes for what it did to Maxim, and allows to register an LGBT group for employees'.

Gay activists in Russia have called for a boycott of the airline.

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